Justice Byabakama Mugenyi Simon, the Chairperson, Electoral Commission
The Electoral Commission appointed the period 21st September to 1st October 2020, as the period for conducting nomination of candidates for Local Government Councils Elections 2021.
Accordingly, the nomination of candidates commenced on Monday 21st September 2020, in all the one hundred and forty-six (146) districts/cities across the country and was scheduled to close today, Thursday 1st October 2020.
However, Justice Byabakama Mugenyi Simon, the Chairperson, Electoral Commission, says due to high numbers of aspirants at the nomination centers since the beginning of the exercise, and in accordance with the powers vested in the Commission under Section 50 of the Electoral Commission Act, the Electoral Commission has taken a decision to extend the nomination exercise, which was scheduled to close on Thursday 1st October 2020, for four (4) more days, that is, from Friday 2nd October to Monday 5th October 2020, including Saturday and Sunday, after which, there will be no further extension.
“The nomination exercise will continue to be conducted at the venues indicated below, during the above period, beginning at 9.00 a.m. and ending at 5:00pm on each day,” Byabakama says in a statement.
He adds that District/City Chairpersons and Councilors nominations will happen 2nd – 5th October, 2020 at the respective district headquarter while Municipality/City Division Chairpersons and Councilors shall take place from 2nd -5th October, 2020 at the respective district headquarters
Sub County/Town//Municipal Div, Chairpersons and Councilors: 2nd -5th October, 2020 at the respective County headquarters.