Simon Byabakama: No change of voters names

Electoral Commission

Electoral Commission chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama has said refreshing of the national voters’ activity will end one month from now. In addition, as a major aspect of the 2021 general decision guide. However, noted voters won’t be permitted to change names.

Tending to writers at the Electoral Commission central command in Kampala said they would direct a voters’ register update. This will begin November 21 to December 11 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm consistently, including ends of the week.

“The general update of the national voters’ register will be led at update stations as will be pitched for every ward all through Uganda,”Byabakama said.

Simon Byabakama asked people, in general, to take to note various exercises to be attempted during the activity. Also, including enlistment of qualified voters who are 18 or more.

“The update exercise will be a self-revealing activity where an individual meaning to enroll as a voter will turn up face to face at an update focus. In addition, in order to give his/her own subtleties, photo, mark, and fingerprints.”

Justice Simon Byabakama included, “A certified person who wishes to enroll as a voter will have the alternative to do all things considered at any of the update centers countrywide where an enlistment unit will be situated.”

The EC executive cautioned that an individual who is as of now enlisted as a voter anyplace in Uganda ought not enlist once more.

No difference in names

Equity Byabakama said however the update exercise will permit enrolled voters check and affirm points of interest on the voters’ register where they can be distinguished and corrected, they would not be permitted to change names.

“For reason for clearness, voters may just make vital rectification with respect to spelling mix-ups, sexual orientation and a befuddle of photo, by and large,” Justice Byabakama said.

“Enlisted voters won’t have the option to make changes to their age, date of birth, or incorporate (new) extra names.”

He noticed that during the refreshing activity, subtleties of students who were enrolled under the leaners’ task in 2017 and have since accomplished the age of 18 will be refreshed and doled out a surveying station inside their area of living arrangement or inception.

Move of casting a ballot area

The EC manager said the activity will likewise offer space to voters who might want to change their democratic area to zones of their decision by applying for such move.

“A voter who wishes to move to another democratic area must show affirmation that he/she begins from or is, at the hour of use for move, an inhabitant of the Parish of that (new) casting a ballot area. Such candidates ought to guarantee they have subtleties of their past casting a ballot area.”

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