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.
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
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.
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?