MASINDI â€” The referendum exercise was marred by a low turn-up. At 10 stations in the town council, out of over 10,000 registered voters less than 500, including Woman MP Julia Lukumu (above) and her husband, voted. Some people said they could not vote because they wanted the Movement
MASINDI â€” The referendum exerciseÂ was marred by a low turn-up. At 10 stations in the town council, out of over 10,000 registered voters less than 500, including WomanÂ MP Julia Lukumu (above) and her husband, voted. Some people saidÂ they could not vote because they wanted the Movement, yet the President had campaigned for parties.
LUWEERO â€” Low voter turn-up characterised the referendum exercise in Luweero and Nakason-gola districts with most of the stations registering less than a half of the expected number of voters. The situation was worsened by an afternoon downpour, which disruptedÂ theÂ exercise between 1:00pm and 5:00pm.
WAKISO â€” A National Resistance Movement card and a yellow party T-shirt and cap were not enough to earn an unregistered man the right to cast his ballot at Manyago I polling station. Taban Kiriga, 23, of Ultimate Security pleaded with the presiding officer to vote, to no avail.
HOIMA â€” A heavy downpour delayed the referendum exercise in the district on Thursday. The rain started at about 6:00am and did not let up until about 7:30am, delaying the exercise for almost 45 minutes. District returning officer Kenneth Kiiza said many votersâ€™ names were missing from the votersâ€™ register.
KAMPALA â€” Apart from Mubarak Army polling station in Makindye Division where 119 voters had cast their votes by 11:00 am on Thursday, most of the polling stations in the division registered a low turn-up. Mubarak presiding officer Sam Nyakitala said the majority of the 119 voters were soldiers from Makindye Barracks.