The Independent Electoral Commission which had earlier designated 10th to 13th June as days for compilation of women register, has extended the exercise to Friday 17th June.
In a press statement signed by the Electoral Commission Chairperson, the extension was announced to the press today 13th June 2022.
Extension of the Period for the Compilation of the Village Women Residents Register, from Tuesday 14th – Friday 17th June 2022
The Electoral Commission is compiling a Register of Women Residents in each village/cell across Uganda to enable all willing female residents aged 18 years and above, to register in order to participate in Women Councils and Committees Elections, 2022, within their respective villages.
The compilation (registration) exercise commenced on Friday 10th June 2022 and was scheduled to close today, Monday, 13th June 2022.
However, due to higher numbers of applicants at some registration centers since the beginning of this exercise, and requests from key stakeholders in the electoral process, the Electoral Commission has found it necessary and taken a decision to extend the compilation (registration) period for four (4) more days, starting from Tuesday 14th June and ending on Friday 17th June 2022, after which, there will be no further extension.
This exercise will continue to be conducted at registration centers in each village/cell throughout Uganda, starting from 8:00am to 6:00pm, throughout the extended period.
Please note that the purpose of this extension is to provide an opportunity for all eligible women who have not yet registered to do so.
The general public is, further reminded to carefully note the following:
a) Only willing Ugandan females of eighteen (18) years and above, who are residents in their respective cells/villages are eligible to register;
b) The registration exercise shall be for the purpose of electing the Village Women’s Executive Committee;
c) The village women residents shall be registered in a customized Register Book provided by the Electoral Commission;
d) A person appearing for registration shall be required to provide the following particulars to the Village Election Official:
ii. National Identity Number or Application ID Number,
iv. Gender, and,
v. Village of Residence.
e) The registration exercise is free of charge.
The Commission has, therefore, designated Friday 17th June 2022, as the cut-off date for registration of female village residents.
The registration of female residents in each village throughout Uganda will not be conducted after this date.
Justice Byabakama Mugenyi Simon
CHAIRPERSON, ELECTORAL COMMISSION