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We may miss out! Ugandans task EC on sensitization ahead of 2021 elections

A resident casts their vote. Leaders have queried Electoral commission to sensitive the public on the electoral process. (PHOTO/File)

KAMPALA –  The Electoral Commission has been asked to sensitize the public on the electoral process in time before conducting the forthcoming elections in 2021.

The Kabarole Resident District Commissioner, Mr Steven Asiimwe, said there is a need for the public to be sensitized especially those who want to contest on different positions especially civil servants who need to resign from their duty before their nominations.

He said there has been a concern from the public that people are nominated without resigning from their respective offices.

During the stakeholders’ meeting for Rwenzori sub-region on the demarcation of electoral areas organized by the Electoral Commission in Fort Portal on Monday, leaders said most of the people miss the voting exercise because they are not given enough information on what is required during the voting process.

Ms Christine Ntembe from Ntoroko said there is the need for the Electoral Commission to demarcate polling stations in time for the public to know in time so that people don’t miss voting.

She said voters registers need to be displayed in time for people to verify their names and polling stations.

Mr Ahmed Ochama from the Electoral Commission said very soon they are going to roll out the road map for the election process to ensure that all people’s concerns are addressed to before elections.

The Electoral Commission has said it is becoming costly to conduct elections in the new administrative units adding that they need more money and they should be informed about the new units to be created.

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