Uganda voters’ register sent to Netherlands for verification

Ugandan politician Bobi Wine [Photo: BBC News]

Nov 13th 2020 – Uganda’s national voter’s register, has been sent to Netherlands for verification, according to Uganda’s Daily Monitor Newspaper.

The local daily, stated that, the electoral commission has contacted a Dutch company, to remove multiple registrations in the register ahead of January’s elections.

We have started the process of authenticating the voters to ensure that only eligible voters appear on the register and that they will vote once,” the commission’s spokesperson Paul Bukenya is quoted as saying.

It’s unclear if political parties were made aware of the cleanup.

Uganda will vote for its president and parliamentary representatives, on 14th January.

Eleven candidates – including the current president Yoweri Museveni – will be vying for the top job.

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