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EC Extends Local Council Nomination Dates

The extension will run from Friday, October 2 to Monday, October 5, including Saturday and Sunday, according to EC spokesperson Paul Bukenya.

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The Electoral Commission has extended the nomination exercise for persons seeking to contest for local council positions to October 5, 2020. The exercise, which initially started on September 21 was due to end today, October 1 in all the 146 districts across the country. 

However, due to the high numbers of aspirants at the nomination centres, the Electoral Commission has taken a decision to extend the period for another four days. The extension will run from Friday, October 2 to Monday, October 5, including Saturday and Sunday, according to EC chairman Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi.

 In a statement, the chairman explains that the nomination exercise will continue to be conducted at the same venues during the above period, beginning at 9.00 a.m. each day.

District and City Chairpersons and Councilors are nominated from their respective district headquarters, together with Municipality/City Division Chairpersons and Councilors, while Sub County/Town Chairpersons and Councillors are nominated from the respective County headquarters.

EC Spokesperson Paul Bukenya Explains;

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Meanwhile Fred Muwaya, the Kampala electoral district Returning Officer told URN that they have received the communications from their bosses at the EC headquarters and they hope to remain on duty for all the four days starting tomorrow until Monday.

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Muwaya said that they have so far nominated 7 Lord Mayoral candidates and 31 contestants for the position of division mayors. They have also nominated 392  contestants for the positions of lord councillors and close to 3,000 division councillors. He said they expect those figures to increase with the four added extra days. 

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