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19:36
19:36

Voters in Nakawa Shun Voting Over Disappointment in Presidential Polls 2

In Kinawataka, Irene Atim who operates a photo studio near Kinawataka Mujjambula's place located in Mbuya says that she did not vote because she lost trust in the voting process.
19:32
19:32

No Emphasis on COVID-19 Control Measures as Ugandans Vote COVID-19 SOPs 1

According to the Electoral Commission guidelines, voters can only access polling stations if they are wearing a face mask and have washed their hands with soap and water. But there were no handwashing facilities at the stations today, neither did they provide hand sanitisers, to help voters to keep coronavirus disease at bay. In fact, even those with no face masks were not stopped from voting, both in Kampala and Wakiso.
18:53
18:53

Low Voter Turnout Worries Kawempe Divisional Council Candidates 4

The turnout in Kampala Mayoral and Councilors' elections today has been so low that it has sounded alarm bells for the candidates Monday's polls
18:12
18:12

Rain Disrupts Vote Counting in Kampala 1 Top story

The rains started a few minutes after 4 p.m. as stations closed the exercise, which was rather poorly attended. Polling officials in Nakawa and Makindye rushed to secure the ballot boxes in nearby shelters, from the open space where polling was conducted, all day long.
17:55
17:55

Biometric Voter Verification Kits Frustrate Polling in Gulu City, Lamwo Gulu West Division. 2 1

Reagan Opiro, a voter in Tegwana Parish says he made several failed attempts to vote in the morning because his identity couldn't easily be verified by the machine until he voted manually. He added that some of the voters he was queuing with left after thy became impatient.
17:53
17:53

Voter Bribery Accusations at Polling Station in Kiwatule voter turnout 1 1

Although voting at the place had started well and moved on calmly, it suddenly became chaotic when police were tipped about a group of women moving with candidate's posters and distributing money to voters.
17:41
17:41

Presiding Officer Arrested in Mbarara District 2

Francis Junior Rwabarasi was manning Ruburara primary school Polling station in Rubaya Sub county. The district returning officer Betty Komugyereko says the presiding officer was replaced with the polling assistant and voting proceeded.
17:39
17:39

Agents Comb Villages to Woo Voters in Kawempe 5 1

At the three polling stations at Kampala Hill Academy in Kyebando, four in Kazo Angola, Six at Homisdallen and to the four at St. Paul's Primary School in Kyebando Central, there were no more than five people in the line at any time. At some point, there was no one at all, save for the polling officials and agents.
17:16
17:16

Teargas, Live Bullets Rock Makerere University Over Alleged Voter Bribery

"We saw the polling assistant entering the hall with ballot papers that he had plucked out of the ballot book. We followed him up only to find him meeting with the agents of NRM candidates. We couldn't wait for their next action and that's how the chaos began," noted one of Nyanjura agents.
16:58
16:58

Elections of Male Councilors in Lira City Cancelled over Misallocation of Symbols 6 1

Independent candidate Edward Ojungu’s symbol was attached to that of NRM’s Francis Ogwang and vice versa.
16:30
16:30

Omoro Residents Walk 30 Kilometers to Vote in New Polling Station Ongako Sub-County.

They braved the hot sun and reached the Dog-Tochi market polling station at half-past midday tired and exhausted but hopeful to cast their votes.
15:42
15:42

Mukono LCV Chairperson Withdraws from Race Hours to Completion of Voting Andrew Ssenyonga 2 1 Top story

Ssenyonga announced his withdrawal from the race shortly after casting his vote at Seeta Church of Uganda Primary School playground, which hosts seven polling stations.
15:14
15:14

Apac District UPC LC V Candidate Survives Attack 3

One of the stray bullets caught 14-year-old Tulero Mourine, who was pumping water at a borehole at Alega primary school. She was rushed to Apac general hospital for medical. Odongo says the gunmen shot his tyres four times but one bullet caught the teenager.
14:36
14:36

Its Business As Usual in Kampala Amidst Voting 2021 election 2 1

In some places, one could hardly notice a polling station. At Mukwano Centre, a security guard told our reporter that a polling station, which was hosted there last week, had been shifted to another side to allow businessmen to display their stock and to attract buyers.
14:16
14:16

Madi Okollo LC V Polls Cancelled Over Mishap in Candidate's Photo 2

According to information obtained by URN, Bruno Onzima’s picture was printed against the name of Sulaiman Onzima on the ballot paper and vice-versa.
13:58
13:58

Kawempe South: 5 Arrested Over Pre-Ticking Ballots

Chaos broke out at Christian Life Church polling Station after voters ganged up against a woman they found with pre-ticked ballots and was about to drop them in the ballot box.
13:26
13:26

Elections in Potika and Palabek Gem Sub Counties Cancelled 2

The Lamwo District Returning Officer Samuel Olet says that the elections of Potika Sub County female Councilor in Lamwo County were cancelled after the ballot papers were not found in the ballot boxes.
13:19
13:19

FDC Candidate Disqualified from Busia Chairmans Race 3 2

The Candidate; Raymond Ochieng was disqualified after a resident identified as Aggrey Oundo petitioned the Electoral Commission on account that the candidate had submitted fewer signatures than those stipulated under the Local Government Elections Act, for his nomination.
12:37
12:37

Candidates in Wakiso Fail to Field Agents 1 1 Top story

However, at several polling stations visited by URN reporters, there were either few or no polling agents. Even candidates sponsored by parties which have grassroots structures in Wakiso like National Resistance Movement; Forum for Democratic Change and Democratic Party had no representation.
12:30
12:30

Low Turnup Affecting Local Gov't Polls in Lira low voter turn up 1

At many polling stations in Lira, the voting activity has not yet started because there are no voters. The polling assistants and agents are seated hoping that any time, voters will walk in and exercise their right.
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