The nomination of candidates for Village/Cell Committees will be conducted over a period of six (6) days that is, from Wednesday 29th July toWednesday 5th August 2020 at the respective Sub County/Town Council/Municipal Division headquarters, starting at 9:00am and closing at 5:00pm on each day but Ekyooto has learnt that EC is giving out forms already secretly to NRM members.
Electoral Commission Uganda set Dates for Elections of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Councils and Committees, 2020 for elections of Older Persons, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and Youth Councils and Committees at the Village/Cell level.
We have also learnt that Nomination forms are available for collection from the respective Sub County/Town Council/Municipal Division offices in each district throughout Uganda. The forms can also be downloaded from the Electoral Commission website: www.ec.or.ug.
No nomination fee and academic qualifications shall be required for nomination of candidates for Village/Cell SIGs Committees.
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Campaigns shall be conducted from Thursday 6th to Monday 10thAugust 2020, and polling for the various SIGs will take place on different dates in all the 68,740 (sixty-will eight thousand seven hundred and forty) villages across Uganda.
Polling for Village PWD Committees shall take place on Thursday 13th August 2020, with a total of 382,577 (three hundred eighty-two thousand five hundred and seventy-seven) willing persons registered to vote in this exercise.
The elections of Village Youth Committees shall take place on Monday 17th August 2020, with a total of 7,846,373 (seven million eight hundred forty-six thousand three hundred and seventy-three) willing youths registered to vote in this exercise.
The elections shall be conducted by voters (members of the respective electoral colleges) lining behind candidates’ portraits or candidates’ symbols or candidates’ agents or the individual candidates of their choice.