2021 GENERAL ELECTIONS :BALLOT PAPERS ARRIVE
The first consignment of materials including ballot papers for the 2021 general elections have arrived at Entebbe International Airport. Ugandaupdatenews.com can exclusively reveal that the plane carrying the elections related materials touched down at Entebbe International Airport this evening amid tight security .
The allot papers were received at the airport by the Electoral Commission Chairman , justice Simon Byabakama, according the EC Spokesman , Mr. Paul Bukenya. Byabakama told the media that the second batch of the ballot papers for the Presidential elections will arrive in the country tomorrow afternoon.
Ugandans will go to polls on January 14th to elect their new President and several other local leaders including members of parliament .
And as the country prepares for the hotly contested 2021 general elections , figures from the Electoral Commission show that the 11th parliament will have a total of 529 MPs the highest number since independence, according to Mr. Paul Bukenya , the EC Spokesman.
He said there will be 146 District Women MPs and 353 elected Constituency MPs. The special interest groups will have the Youth MPs 5,Workers’ MPs 5, MPs for PWDs 5,MPs for UPDF. 10 and a new additional special group of MPs for Elderly 5.
The Electoral Commission will conduct the elections in 146 districts with 353 constituencies, 312 Counties, 2,184 Sub-Counties and 10,595 parishes. At least there are 17.6M registered voters who expected to participate in the polls with 9.2 M of women and 8.4M male representing a 52.2% and 47.7% , respectively .
The commission headed by Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama has gazette 34,344 polling stations where Ugandans will exercise their constitutional right to vote for their leaders who will govern the country for the next five years .
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