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TURN UP IN BIG NUMBERS: Elections For Municipality/City Division Chairpersons, Councillors To Be Held On Monday

The Electoral Commission Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi (pictured above) has reminded political parties, candidates, voters and the general public that Monday 25th January 2021, is the appointed polling day for elections of Chairpersons, Directly Elected Councillors and Women Councilors for Municipality and City Division.

Below is EC’s statement;

The Electoral Commission reminds political parties, candidates, voters and the general public that Monday 25th January 2021, was appointed the polling day for elections of Chairpersons, Directly Elected Councillors and Women Councilors for Municipality and City Division.

LIST OF MUNICIPALITIES/CITY DIVISIONS IN UGANDA

No.DISTRICT/CITY NAMECOUNTY CODECOUNTY NAME
APAC251APAC MUNICIPALITY
BUSHENYI181BUSHENYI-ISHAKA MUNICIPALITY
IGANGA184IGANGA MUNICIPALITY
KABALE025KABALE MUNICIPALITY
KAMPALA034KAMPALA CENTRAL DIVISION
KAMPALA035KAWEMPE DIVISION
KAMPALA036MAKINDYE DIVISION
KAMPALA037NAKAWA DIVISION
KAMPALA038RUBAGA DIVISION
KAMULI238KAMULI MUNICIPALITY
KAPCHORWA239KAPCHORWA MUNICIPALITY
KASESE185KASESE MUNICIPALITY
KISORO241KISORO MUNICIPALITY
KITGUM242KITGUM MUNICIPALITY
KOTIDO256KOTIDO MUNICIPALITY
KUMI244KUMI MUNICIPALITY
MASINDI186MASINDI MUNICIPALITY
MOROTO071MOROTO MUNICIPALITY
MUBENDE248MUBENDE MUNICIPALITY
MUKONO187MUKONO MUNICIPALITY
NEBBI252NEBBI MUNICIPALITY
NTUNGAMO188NTUNGAMO MUNICIPALITY
RUKUNGIRI189RUKUNGIRI MUNICIPALITY
TORORO096TORORO MUNICIPALITY
BUGIRI255BUGIRI MUNICIPALITY
BUSIA182BUSIA MUNICIPALITY
WAKISO115ENTEBBE MUNICIPALITY
WAKISO240KIRA MUNICIPALITY
WAKISO246MAKINDYE SSABAGABO MUNICIPALITY
WAKISO249NANSANA MUNICIPALITY
IBANDA253IBANDA MUNICIPALITY
KOBOKO243KOBOKO MUNICIPALITY
MITYANA247MITYANA MUNICIPALITY
BUIKWE245LUGAZI MUNICIPALITY
BUIKWE250NJERU MUNICIPALITY
SHEEMA254SHEEMA MUNICIPALITY
ARUA CITY004ARUA CENTRAL DIVISION
ARUA CITY005AYIVU DIVISION
GULU CITY016BARDEGE-LAYIBI DIVISION
GULU CITY258LAROO-PECE DIVISION
JINJA CITY023JINJA SOUTH DIVISION
JINJA CITY259JINJA NORTH DIVISION
FORT PORTAL CITY031FORT PORTAL CENTRAL DIVISION
FORT PORTAL CITY260FORT PORTAL NORTH DIVISION
MBARARA CITY067MBARARA NORTH DIVISION
MBARARA CITY261MBARARA SOUTH DIVISION
MASAKA CITY061KIMAANYA-KABONERA DIVISION
MASAKA CITY262NYENDO-MUKUNGWE DIVISION
MBALE CITY065INDUSTRIAL DIVISION
MBALE CITY263NORTHERN DIVISION
LIRA CITY054LIRA EAST DIVISION
LIRA CITY310LIRA WEST DIVISION
HOIMA CITY183HOIMA EAST DIVISION
HOIMA CITY311HOIMA WEST DIVISION
SOROTI CITY094SOROTI EAST DIVISION
SOROTI CITY312SOROTI WEST DIVISION

Voting shall be by universal adult suffrage, and shall take place at all polling stations in the respective Municipalities and City Divisions across the country, beginning at 7:00am till 4:00pm.

Thereafter, counting of votes and declaration of results shall take place.

Political parties and independent candidates are encouraged to officially appoint and station their agents at polling stations in the above electoral areas where the elections will be conducted.

Other than observing the exercise, candidates’ agents shall not be expected to interfere with the polling process.

All persons participating in the elections shall be required to comply with guidelines issued by the Electoral Commission in accordance with the Government of Uganda and Ministry of Health measures against the spread of COVID-19.

This includes observing social distancing, hand washing, and wearing of masks.

Justice Byabakama Mugenyi Simon

Chairperson, Electoral Commission

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Taddewo William Senyonyi
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William is a seasoned business and finance journalist. He is also an agripreneur and a coffee enthusiast.

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