KAMPALA – The voters’ register display exercise which commenced on February 19 across the country, has come to an end.
The exercise, which was taking place at all 34,344 polling stations countrywide, ended on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, with the Electoral Commission announcing that there shall be no extension.
Following the conclusion of the display, Justice Simon Byabakama, the EC chairman, said they will now proceed to display the lists of all persons recommended for deletion or inclusion by the Tribunal from the National Voters’ Register, for a period of ten (10) days. This will be from 11th to 20th March 2020 at each respective Parish/Ward Headquarter.
“The purpose of this exercise is to enable the public to scrutinize the above lists and any person who may have been wrongly recommended for deletion or inclusion to raise an objection to the Parish/Ward Tribunal,” he said.
Justice Byabakama said the Parish/Ward Tribunal shall consider and make the final decision concerning the recommendations for inclusion, deletion, or correction made by the public. After the Parish Tribunal process, the Commission will collect all the data for preparation of the final National Voters’ Register in time for conducting the first cycle of elections under the General Elections Roadmap, namely, Elections of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Committees (Youths, Persons with Disability and Older Persons), which are scheduled for April 2020.