Some of the MPs are calling for the electoral commission to consider reconsider whether to extend the days for collecting their voters’ slips ahead of the 2021
Distribution of Slips started on January 3rd and shall go on till 12th January 2021. There is a concern however that the large numbers at the distribution centers could accelerate the spread of COVID-19.
The slips bear a voter’s National Identity Card NIN number, voter number, name, colored photo and date of birth. It also shows the village, district, constituency, Sub County, parish and the polling station.
Ngora county- MP in Ngora District, David Abala says 12th January, 2021 is near yet there are overwhelming voters who have shown interest in voting.
He also says it’s unfortunate that some of the voter slips are being distributed by the Local councils (LC1s), he expresses fear that some of the slips might get lost on the way.
He has asked the electoral commission to discourage the local leaders from giving the voters’ slips to the owners.
He says the owners should make efforts to get the slips so that they identify the minor mistakes and correct them as we still have more days to present our cases to the electoral commission for alterations.
Lubaga South MP Kato Lubwama commends electoral commission for initiating such a voters’ slip system as it will encourage voters to vote for their favorite candidates in the forthcoming elections.
He also commends the Local council (LC1s) for spearheading to assist busy voters to check for their voters slips.
The exercise which commenced last Sunday has left many people sweeting as most of them are moving to different locations to pick their slips with some failing to trace them and others managing to locate them.