The absence of the secure boxes prompted polling officials to carry voters rolls in Khaki envelops to and from the polling stations. In Gulu municipality, some polling officials were seen improvising envelops for collecting back the voter slips bearing the seal of Electoral Commission that had issued to the voters.
The clouds threatened to disrupt the polls after weeks of dry spell with drizzles clearing at about 11am in the morning. Suzan Auno, a voter in Layibi Division said the rains could not deter her from exercising her rights after a long time of waiting.
Supporters of Independent candidate Michael Latigo, who emerged second with 143 votes, rejected the results saying it had been rigged in favour of Acellam. This prompted Police commanded by Cadet ASP Sunday Nicholas, the officer in charge of Layibi Police Post, to whisk the polling officials away onto a waiting police pick up registration number UP 4626 carrying heavily armed personnel in military and police uniforms.