Voting is underway in 56 municipalities and city divisions across the country as mayors and councilors are being elected.
According to a statement by the Electoral Commission chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama, the municipalities and city divisions elect their chairpersons, directly elected councilors and women councilors in today’s polls.
Byabakama said voting began at 7:00 am till 4:00pm thereafter, counting of votes and declaration of results shall take place.
All persons participating in the elections are required to comply with guidelines issued by the Electoral Commission in accordance with the government and Ministry of Health measures against the spread of COVID-19
This includes observing social distancing, hand washing, and wearing of masks.
The newly created municipalities and cities will also for the first time participate in a general election.