The chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Justice Byabakama Mugenyi Simon has extended the period for the compilation of the village women residents register.
EC is compiling a register of women residents in each village/cell across Uganda to enable all willing female residents aged 18 years and above, to register in order to participate in Women Councils and Committees Elections, 2022, within their respective villages.
According to a statement released by Justice Byabakama, the extension provides an opportunity for all eligible women to register. The compilation exercise commenced on June 10 and was scheduled to close on Monday, June 13, 2022.
“Due to higher numbers of applicants at some registration centers since the beginning of this exercise, and requests from key stakeholders in the electoral process, the Electoral Commission has found it necessary and taken a decision to extend the compilation (registration) period for four more days, starting from Tuesday 14th June and ending on Friday 17th June 2022, after which, there will be no further extension,” he said
The exercise will continue to be conducted at registration centers in each village/cell throughout Uganda, starting from 8:00am to 6:00pm, throughout the extended period.
“The village women residents shall be registered in a customized register book provided by the Electoral Commission and a person appearing for registration shall be required to provide names, national identity number or application ID number, age, gender, and village of residence.” he said in a statement
He said the registration exercise is free of charge and the registration of female residents in each village throughout Uganda will not be conducted after June 17.
According to the electoral program, the register will be displayed from June 23-24, 2022 whereas the nomination of candidates will be conducted from June 27 to July 1 2022 at their respective sub county/city division headquarters.
The campaigns will be conducted from July 4-6 and Elections will be held on Thursday, July 7.