Electoral Commission Announces New Stringent Guidelines Ahead Of January 14 Polls

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Electoral Commission Announces New Stringent Guidelines Ahead Of January 14 Polls
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The Electoral Commission (EC) has confirmed that voters will not be allowed to remain at polling stations after casting their ballots.

According to the EC chairman Justice Simon Byabakama, the tendency of voters to remain behind at their respective polling stations until tallying will not be allowed to avoid crowds which could escalate the spread of Covid-19

Byabakama states that this is impossible due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and could violate the Standard Operating Procedures.

However, the  National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has been encouraging his supporters not to leave the polling stations until tallying is done something that contradicts EC’s new directives

“Go with your ID and make sure you vote, after voting, please do not leave until they count your vote,” Bobi Wine urged his supporters.

Last Week Bobi Wine and his team launched a mobile phone app that will help collect and tally results and other members of the opposition have set up a united tally center for presidential candidates in opposition party tickets as well as those on Independent.

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According to a joint statement from all parties, they agreed to use joint technology and pull resources to ensure vote protection and transparency in vote tallying.

The parties involved in the tally center include; FDC, Jeema, NUP, DP, ANT, and Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde. among others

 

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