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THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION SETS DATES FOR NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS.

The Electoral Commission has revealed that 17,658,527 voters are registered to take part in the 2021 general elections.

The Commission’s chairman Justice Simon Byabakama announced that 52% of the total registered voters are females.

Byabakama also announced that as of now, the number of districts is 146, Counties 353, sub counties/ Municipal Divisions 10,595, parishes 70,626 and 34,344 polling stations.

Byabakama announced that the Electoral Commission has appointed 2nd and 3rd November 2020 as the date for nomination of candidates for presidential elections 2021 adding that the exercise that initially took place at Namboole stadium will this time round take place at Kololo Independence Grounds on the pretext that Namboole was organised as a COVID-19 treatment center.

The Commission has appointed 21st September to 1st October 2020 as the dates for the nomination of candidates for Local Government Council elections 2021.

The Electoral Commission boss also added that the nomination of District/ City chairpersons, District/ city councilors, municipality/ City Division chairpersons and municipality/ City Division councilors will take place at district headquarters while sub County/ town/ Municipal Division chairpersons and councilors will take place at county headquarters.

The nomination exercise will be followed by the campaign period leading to the polling days in the period between January 10th and February 8th 2020.

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