The Electoral Commission (EC) has set June 22 as the polling date for the by-elections for Upper Madi county member of parliament. This follows the nullification of the election of former NRM MP Etuuka Isaac Joackino.
The announcement was made by the new chairman of the Electoral Commission Justice Byamukama Mugenyi Simon this week at the EC headquarters in Kampala.
Justice Byamukama also released the election programme for the by-election which will start with a ban on all fundraising activities starting with a stakeholders meeting on May 8, 2017. May 8 to 12, 2017 have been gazetted as days for updating the voters’ register.
The Electoral Commission has also announced a ban on all fundraising activities across Madi county starting May 12, 2017 until the end of polling.
Upper Madi By-Election Programme
May 8-12, 2017: Voters register update
May 22 – 31, 2017: Voters register display
May 31st and June 1, 2017: Nomination of candidates
May 31st – June 5, 2017 Viewing of nominated persons credentials by members of the public
June 5th – 20th 2017: Campaigns
June 22, 2017: Polling day