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Organisation : The Electoral Commission Uganda
Facility : Frequently Asked Questions FAQs
Country : Uganda
Question: Who is eligible to vote in Uganda?
Answer: All Registered Ugandan. In Uganda, all citizens of 18 years and above are eligible to register on the National Voters’ Register.
Related / Similar Service : Uganda EC Voter Search
Question: Where can the eligible voters go to be registered?
Answer. The Electoral Commission has offices in all districts of Uganda, where registration takes place. Registration is done at the district headquarters by the Commissions’ District Registrars. The Commission also registers people at its head office in Kampala.
Eligible voters can register from either their place of residence or place of origin.
Note: Eligible voters should not register more than once. It is a punishable crime if one is found to have registered more than once!
Question: How can an eligible voter be sure that he/she is duly registered?
Answer. The Electoral Commission uses the Photo-bearing register. This means that only people whose photos have been taken by the Commission can be sure that they have been registered. Therefore it is very important during display periods to go to the Voter Roll/Register display centres where you registered from and Check to see that you are on the register. If you are not launch your query through the display officer with the details of your registration.
Question: What do you people do at the Commission now that there are no elections?
Answer. Organizing an election or referendum is not just an event rather it is a process. This means that before any electoral activity starts, there is need for a lot of planning, budgeting and research, which takes a lot of time and resources. The Electoral Commission assesses and evaluates the cost and other implications of all the available options and presents them to government. So during the off-peak periods, the Commission does a lot of planning. There are activities that are not pegged on elections, and will go on even when there are no elections. Key among such activities is continuous voter registration.
The Commission has Registrars in all districts in Uganda, who register eligible voters at the district and Parish levels. Once the pictures and bio data of such eligible voters are captured, they are forwarded to the head office for integrating into the national database (photo-bearing register).
The Commission also conducts by-elections, in places where vacancies may occur. A by-election may occur when the holder of the office dies, resigns, or when a court of law nullifies the election result. A vacancy can occur at any time, and the Commission is required by law to organize a by-election, hence the need for a high level of preparedness.
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