The Electoral Commission has approved the electoral programme for by-election of the Member of Parliament for Ruhama County Constituency, Ntungamo District.
The Ruhama County parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of the former Member of Parliament, William Beijukye Zinkuratiire on November 3, 2017.
And during this by-election programme, the Commission will also conduct elections and by-elections to fill vacancies existing in various Local Government Councils in Ruhama County Constituency, Ntungamo District.
The programme will commence with an update of the National Voters’ Register from November 28 to December 1, 2017, at update stations in each of the fifty (50) parishes in Ruhama County Constituency.
The Commission has also appointed Friday December 1, 2017 as the cut-off date for registration of voters in the Constituency. Registration and transfer of voters from one polling station to another within Ruhama County Constituency will not be conducted after this date.
The display of the National Voters’ Register will be conducted from December 11 to 20 2017, at all the one hundred and ninety-nine (199) polling stations in Ruhama County Constituency.
The nomination of candidates will be conducted for a period of three days, starting on Monday, December 11, 2017 and ending on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Ntungamo District Headquarters.
Campaign meetings for candidates for elections of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) shall be held for a period of twenty (20) days, that is, from December 15, 2017 to January 5, 2018, while the campaign meetings for candidates for Member of Parliament and Local Government Councils by-elections and elections shall be held for a period of twenty five (25) days, that is, from December 15, 2017 to January 9, 2018.
Polling for elections of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) shall take place on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 and shall be by secret ballot by electoral college at the respective sub county/town headquarters.
The polling shall start at 7:00am and close at 4:00pm.
Polling for Member of Parliament and Local Government Councils shall take place on Thursday January 11, 2018 at all polling stations in Ruhama County Constituency, and (polling) shall start at 7:00am and close at 4:00pm.