Election Watch

Uganda sees low voter turnup for District Chairperson and City Mayor elections

Unlike the relatively high turnout in last week’s presidential and parliamentary elections, voting for City Mayors, District LC5 Chairpersons and councilors has seen a relatively low voter turnout across the country.

In poling stations reached by our correspondents countrywide, some voters, polling agents as well as candidates attribute the low turnout to the fact that the government did not declare today (Wednesday) a public holiday like it was on Thursday last week.

However, some voters raise the fact that most Ugandans take Presidential and parliamentary elections as the general elections and put low focus on-to the preceeding elections.

Also, there has been few security operatives are patrolling the polling stations unlike last week’s presidential and parliamentary elections where security (both in and not in uniform) were many in the areas where voting took place countrywide.

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Voting will stop at exactly 4:00pm with election results expected to be announced later in the night at most polling stations across the country.

Uganda is today (Wednesday) casting votes for District LC5 Chairpersons, LC5 District Councilors, City Mayors, and the Lord Mayor for Kampala Capital City Authority.

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