The Electoral Commission has announced that nomination of candidates for local council by-elections will take place 0n November 29 and November 30.
In a statement, the EC chairperson, Simon Byabakama said the nomination of candidates shall take place at the respective district/city headquarters beginning at 9.00 a.m. and ending at 5:00pm on each of the appointed dates.
“All persons aspiring to contest in the Local Government Councils by-elections are urged to familiarize themselves with the requirements for nomination for each elective position, as outlined in the guidelines issued by the Electoral Commission,” Byabakama said.
EC said aspiring candidates can collect copies of the nomination forms and the above guidelines from the district Electoral Commission offices in each district across the country, or obtain soft copies of the forms and guidelines from the Electoral Commission website: www.ec.or.ug.
Aspiring candidates are particularly urged to note the following:
- All persons participating in the nomination exercise shall be required to comply with guidelines issued by the Electoral Commission in accordance with the Government of Uganda and Ministry of Health measures against the spread of COVID-19. These include observing social distancing, hand washing, and wearing of masks.
- Accordingly, an aspiring candidate shall be accompanied to the nomination venue by only two persons, that is, the proposer and the seconder;
- The aspiring candidate will be allowed to use only two (2) vehicles for purposes of attending the nominations and each vehicle shall not carry more than three persons including the driver; and,
- Convoys and processions shall not be allowed during the nomination exercise.