EC releases roadmap for Dokolo Woman MP, LC by-elections

Kampala, (UG):- Uganda’s Electoral Commission has released the programme for the by-election of Dokolo District Woman Representative to Parliament and councillors on various Local Government Councils in the district that fell vacant.

The seat of Dokolo Woman MP fell vacant last month following the death of Cecilia Ogwal, who succumbed to cancer in India where she had been taken for treatment.

According to the roadmap released last Friday, and signed by EC Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama, preparation for the by–election will commence on Monday, 12th February 2024 with an update of the National Voters’ Register.

The update of the voters’ register will run until Thursday 15th February 2024 at various EC stations in each of the seventy-one (71) parishes/wards in Dokolo District.

Beyond Thursday 15th February 2024, Byabakama says there will be no further registration and transfer of voters from one polling station to another within the district.

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From Wednesday, 21st February 2024, there will be the display of the Voters’ Register will be conducted for ten (10) days ending on Friday 1st March 2024, at all the 173 polling stations in Dokolo District.

The Display of Parish Tribunal Recommendations for deletion from/or inclusion on the Register will be conducted for six (6) days, that is, from Friday 1st March to Wednesday 6th March 2024 at the respective Parish/Ward Headquarters.

The nomination of candidates will be conducted on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th March 2024 at the Office of the District Returning Officer, Dokolo and the successfully nominated candidates will conduct campaign meetings for seven (7) days, that is, from Wednesday 13th till Tuesday 19th March 2024.

Polling and tallying of results for the by-election of councillors representing Special Interest Groups will take place on Monday, 18th March 2024, while the polling day for the District Woman Representative to Parliament and other Local Government Councillors will be conducted on Thursday, 21st March 2024.

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The District Woman Representative seat for Dokolo became vacant following the death of the former Representative (MP), the Hon. Cecilia Barbara Atim Ogwal, on 18th January 2024.

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