Dr Kiggundu at theballot flag off earlier today

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has today morning flagged off the first batch of ballot papers to the far off regions of the country. Flagging off the exercise at the Commission’s warehouses at Banda on the outskirts of Kampala, the EC chairperson Eng. Badru Kiggundu said the operation was massive and called upon all those responsible for handling the ballots to play their roles right.
“I have talked to the drivers and informed them that what they are doing is on the electoral roadmap and that  they should take due care while transporting the voting materials” he said.
He noted that the ballots will be first distributed to the Karamoja Region and then roll out to the districts of West-Nile and other districts.
In the past elections there have been reports of ballots being delivered late at polling stations, and according to kiggundu, this time the early delivery is aimed at ensuring that ballots reach on time. Elections are set for Thursday, February 18.