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EC embarks on voter education in Toroma

By Alexander Okori

Added 2nd May 2017 03:28 PM

The display of the register started on April 25

 

The Electoral Commission (EC) has embarked on voter education in Toroma County, Katakwi district ahead of by elections this month. 

The campaign is aimed at sensitizing the public on the need to verify their particulars in the national voters register.

Daniel Othieno, the district returning officer Katakwi told New Vision that they decided to sensitize voters following the low turn up in the ongoing display of the voters register across the county.

The display of the register started on April 25, at Magoro Sub County and ends on May 9, 2017.

The exercise is aimed at cleaning the register by putting correct spellings of names, places, replacing deceased voters and ineligible voters among others.

“We are optimistic that by the end of the exercise, many voters would have verified their particulars” he said.

According to the commission’s roadmap, by elections will be conducted on May 18.

The Toroma seat fell vacant after the then MP late Lt. Cyrus Amodoi Imalingat died in a road accident along Kampala-Jinja highway on March 14th.

Imalingat was on his way to attend the belated district Women's Day celebrations held at Akoboi Primary School in Katakwi Sub County.

There are eight candidates vying for the seat and they include Joseph Andrew Koluo (NRM), Solomon Ossiya (Ind), John Robert Ekongot (Ind), Martine Odaka Omedo (FDC), and Andrew Omiat (Go Forward).

Others include, Patrick Ediangu Aeku, Constant Ariko and Robert Imalingat all independents.

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