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Why EC extended verification exercise

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Added 10th December 2019 07:04 PM

The exercise, which started on November 21, 2019, was scheduled to close December 11, 2019.

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The exercise, which started on November 21, 2019, was scheduled to close December 11, 2019.

Byabakama and Aisha Lubega, the EC deputy chairperson, addressing a press conference regarding the voter update at the commission headquarters in Kampala. Photo by Wilfred Sanya

As Ugandans made a rush for the last day to verify their voter information, the Electoral Commission has relieved them by extending the initial deadline.

The exercise, which started on November 21, 2019, was scheduled to close December 11, 2019.

However, the Electoral Commission chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama told journalists in Kampala on Tuesday that the exercise has been extended for five more days because of the numbers that were coming to verify their voter information, adding that there will be no more extension.

 “This exercise will continue to be conducted at update stations in each parish throughout Uganda, starting from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, throughout the extended period, including weekends. Please note that the purpose of this extension is to provide an opportunity for eligible persons who have not yet registered to do so,” he said.

The EC chairperson also noted that there are allegations of extortion of money by some local leaders and update officials from applicants in order to sign on their applications before processing the applications, saying this was illegal.

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