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Polling Station With Only 9 Voters

Muurugutu said that there are many voters in the parish who may have not registered or who preferred to vote in other parishes because Electoral Commission allows voters to select where they would want to vote from.
12 Jan 2021 15:55
Polling station with fewest number of voters (1)

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Kween district is home to the smallest polling station in Uganda, according to data from the Electoral Commission (EC). The police station that is found in Kopsoboiwyo ward in Kopsoboiwyo in Kapnarkut Town Council in Kween district has only nine registered voters. 

It’s the polling station with the least number of registered voters across the country. Kween District Returning Officer, Edson Wesely Muurugutu explained to Uganda Radio Network that the nine voters in Kosobiwyo ward are the ones registered at this particular polling station.  

This means a whole parish, that is located in a town council has only nine voters. Muurugutu said that there are many voters in the parish who may not have registered or who preferred to vote in other parishes because Electoral Commission allows voters to select where they would want to vote from.  

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Second with the least number of registered voters is Bumayoka Seed Polling station in Bumayoka Sub County in Bududa district with 13 voters. Ronald Nsereko, the Bududa District Returning Officer also explained that the small number of voters at Bumayoka Seed School has caused concern from the public. It’s also an administrative unit that must have got a polling station.  

Nsereko says the parish has many residents but a few people were able to register to vote from Bumayoka Seed and others may have opted to vote from neighboring areas. Other polling stations with low voters are Kothidany Stores in Labwor County Abim district with 14 voters, Karita polling station in and Upe County Amudat district with 14 voters among others.  

Such a low number of registered voters leaves many unanswered questions such as how many voters are registered per village? How do the villages elect their chairperson and local council members? Where there no voters? And what is the population of such a parish?    

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