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EC regrets late delivery of polling materials

By Apollo Mubiru

Added 18th February 2016 09:38 AM

EC added: “Despite delayed arrival of polling materials in a few areas, Ugandans across the country are casting their ballots.”

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EC chairperson Dr. Badru Kiggundu

EC added: “Despite delayed arrival of polling materials in a few areas, Ugandans across the country are casting their ballots.”

The Electoral Commission (EC) has called for calm following late delivery of election materials in some parts of the country.

Although by law, casting of the ballot should start at 7:00am, in some places like Makindye Division in Kampala, a number of polling stations had not received polling materials by 8:00am.  

“Remain positive and rest assured you will cast your ballot today. All delays are regretted,” EC responded to complaints raised by a number of voters on its twitter handle.

EC added: “Despite delayed arrival of polling materials in a few areas, Ugandans across the country are casting their ballots.”

lection materials for dispatch at various polling station Election materials for dispatch at various polling station

 

According to the National Voters Register compiled by the Electoral Commission, there are 15,277,198 registered voters, a significant increase from 13.9 million registered voters in 2011.

One of the presidential candidates is incumbent head of state and National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag bearer, Yoweri Museveni, who is seeking a fifth term.

Other contenders are Dr Kizza Besigye (Forum for Democratic Change), Dr Abed Bwanika (People's Development Party), Maj.Gen Benon Biraro (Farmers Party) and independent candidates Amama Mbabazi, Joseph Mabirizi, Maureen Kyalya and Venansius Baryamureeba.

 

 

 

 

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