By Ronald Kabuye
Uganda Electoral commission says that the local council and women leaders aspirants are at liberty to conduct their campaigns through their respective parties before the official dates given by the commission.
This has been revealed by the commission’ chairperson Byabakama mugenyi Simon at press conference in Kampala
Byabakama also revealed that they started dispatching the registration materials on Tuesday this week to all the 59,624 villages ahead of the registration exercise that commences on Thursday 26th to Monday 30th October which will cover the village council and village women council registers.
Byabakama emphasised that one to be registered, must be a citizen of Uganda Above 18 years and must importantly an ordinarily resident in the village with a national identity card, number or application id number.
The commission has also established a parish complains committee to handle all the complains before the polls and those araising after the polls which is scheduled on the 21st November, will handled by the grade one magistrates court.
Meanwhile the commission has issued the road map for the by elections of the Igara east in bushenyi district which is due on the 14th of December.
The commission will spend over 399 millions for the seat that fall vacant after court of appeal nullified the victory of the former legislator Hon. Andrew Martial.
According to the roadmap, banning of fundraising activities starts on 3rd November, stakeholders meeting will be held on Tuesday 31st November, update of the national voters register will run from 30th October to 3 November, display of the voters’ register and issuance of voting location slips from 13th to 22nd of November, nomination of candidates, inspection of nomination papers, campaigns and polling will be held on 22nd-23rd November, 22nd-27th, 26th November to 12th December and 14th December respectively.
Apparently Igara East constituency has a total of 51,396 registered voters with 82 polling stations in 27 parishes.