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EC Not to Extend Display Exercise For Voters’ Register

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The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Justice Simon Byabakama has said that there will be no extension of the display exercise for voters’ register.

The display exercise commenced on 19th February and ends today at all the 34,444 polling stations across Uganda.

During the exercise, members of the public were allowed to check the register for those who had died, those under 18 years, those from different parishes other than where they were registered and those who appear more than once on the register.

The EC is expected to clean up the register to ensure that there are “no ghost voters”, mis-spelt and missing names ahead of the elections.

By end of December, EC figures showed that 17,782,594 people had been recorded on the National Voters’’ Register to take part in the 2021 general elections.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday in Kampala, the EC Electoral Commission, Justice Simon Byabakama says there will be no extension.

Byabakama says that after the conclusion of the display exercise, the Electoral Commission will proceed to display the list of all persons recommended for deletion or inclusion by the Tribunal at the parish level.

The Tribunal will take ten days to scrutinize the lists and consider objections from individuals who may have been wrongly recommended for deletion or inclusion at the parish or ward level.

The Returning Officers of the respective electoral districts shall thereafter address all complaints arising from the display exercise of the National Voters’ Register.

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