KAMPALA – The Electoral Commission (EC) has embarked on the registration of Ugandans who are eligible to vote in the 2021 general elections. The exercise will run from November 21 to December 11, 2019.
While flagging off the teams that will carry out the registration exercise across the country, the EC chairman, Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama, noted that the officials will register eligible Ugandan citizens of 18 years and above, who are not yet registered as voters.
Justice Byabakama said during the update exercise, registered voters who wish to transfer to new voting locations will be able to apply for such transfer.
“A voter who wishes to transfer to a new voting location will be required to present confirmation that he/she originates from or is, at the time of application for transfer, a resident of the Parish of that (new) voting location. Such applicants should ensure they have details of their previous voting location,” he said during a press conference on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
The General Update of the National Voters’ Register will be conducted at update stations as shall be publicised for each parish throughout Uganda, from Thursday 21st November 2019 to Wednesday 11th December 2019, starting from 8:00am to 6:00pm, on each of the appointed dates, including weekends.
During the exercise, the details of learners who were registered under the Learners Project in 2017 and have since attained the age of 18 years will be updated and assigned a polling station within their parish of residence or origin.
Accordingly, such eligible learners will not register afresh but will be required to present themselves at the registration/update centre with their National Identification Number (NIN) in order to specify their preferred polling stations for purposes of voting.
The EC chairman said after Wednesday 11th December 2019, registration and transfer of voters from one polling station to another within Uganda will not be conducted thereafter.