2021 Election Watch

Elections for Special Interest Groups Slated for Wednesday

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KAMPALA, EC HEADQUATERS: The Electoral Commission has confirmed that elections of Councilors representing Persons With Disabilities (PWDs), Older Persons, Workers and Youth to City/ District Local Government Councils and the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) will take place on Wednesday January 27, 2021.

For each City/ District Local Government Council/ KCCA, there shall be two PWDs Councilors, one of whom shall be a female to represent PWDs in the City/ District Local Government Council and KCCA.

There shall also be two Older Persons councilors, one of whom shall be a female, to represent the Older Persons in the City/ District Local Government Council and KCCA.

Furthermore, there shall be two Workers Councilors; one of whom shall be a female, to represent the Workers in the City/ District Local Government Council and KCCA, and two youth councilors, one of whom shall also be a female, to represent the youth in the City/ District Local Government Council and KCCA.

Unlike the universal adult suffrage mode of voting, the Electoral Commission clarified that voting in the above elections shall be by Electoral College.

“Voting shall be by secret ballot using the Electoral College for each of the respective Special Interest Groups above,” states a notice from the Commission.

The youth councilors for the City/ District/ KCCA shall be elected by an electoral college composed of; members of City/ District/ KCCA youth executive committee, members of sub county/ Town/ Municipal Division Youth Executive committee, members of parish/ ward youth executive committee, one youth with disabilities (PWD) of every sub county/ Town/ Municipal Division or City Division and two student delegates from each Sub County/ Town/ Municipal Division or City Division.

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The PWDs Councilors for the City/ District/ KCCA shall be elected by an electoral college composed of members of the Sub County/ Town/ Municipal Division or City Division PWDs executive committees.

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