Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Election alert, Electoral Commission holding back Voter's Register

Four weeks before the election, the Uganda Electoral Commission has still failed to release the 2006 electoral register. The Electoral Commission has also failed to publish the full list of polling stations that would accompany the register. In 2001, the rise in number of voters lagged the general population edging to 10.4 million from 8.4 million while the population rose from 16.6 million to nearly 22 million. Candidates have to appoint polling agents and train them to cover more than 18,000 polling stations nationwide, in itself a logistical nightmare.

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