The Electoral Commission has commenced the countrywide stakeholder consultative meetings to evaluate the conduct of the 2020/2021 General Elections.
The meetings will be conducted at the city/district level from 6th September to 18th September 2021, and will evaluate the successes and challenges identified during the General Elections and make recommendations for improvement in election management and administration in Uganda.
The participants include representatives of political parties, local government, security agencies, civil society organisations, special interest groups and the media.
Due to the measures to combat and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the evaluation meetings will have limited physical attendance.
Other stakeholders have been availed the option of evaluating the elections using an online questionnaire at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ec_ug
The 2020/2021 General Elections were remarkable as they were held amidst peculiar challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Their successful conduct and conclusion, leading to the election of leaders from diverse political backgrounds, at Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government Council levels, is testimony to the strong and determined spirit of Ugandans to pursue peaceful and democratic means of determining leaders.