By www.mknewslink.com Reporter
The Electoral commission has set May this year for the LCI, II as well as those of women elections which were suspended last year.
According to the Electoral commissioner; Stephen Tashobya the court cases are now over and the electoral commission has set 20thMay 2018 as the polling day.
Speaking to the media today at St Mathews’ cathedral Kyamate Ntungamo Municipality, Tashobya appealed to all Ugandans and those who want to contest on various posts to get ready as they wait for the road map.
He noted that the LCs elections will be conducted by lining up behind the contestants.
In related development, the Electoral commission has embarked on a out voter education outreach program in primary, secondary schools and institutions of higher learning to sensitize the pupils and students on elections in order to enhance their participation.
While launching ground breaking of voter education at Standard College Ntungamo, the district registrar officer; Robert Beine noted that the purpose of the program is to sensitize the pupils and students about their rights and responsibilities in the electoral process and understanding the laws governing elections.
This voter education program will be first piloted in all Municipalities and Town councils and then will be rolled out country wide at a later stage.
Beine used the 90 minute session to reveal the demarcation of electoral areas, voter registration, display, tallying, and nomination of candidates and announcing of results among others.
Source: www.mknewslink.com; a western Uganda news website.