Kazo: Electoral commission begins registration of women voters.
By Racheal Nuwahereza
The Electoral Commission (EC) has this Friday 10th June 2022, commenced the registration of women aimed at updating the voter register ahead of the upcoming women councils and committees elections beginning on July 7th.
Nationwide, at least 84,138 election officials have been deployed to the various stages of elections including villages, parishes and sub-county level where the elections will be conducted.
Kakaire Gastervas, the Kazo District Elections Administrator, says the officials finalized their training before they headed to the field for the four-day exercise.
“The current EC programme shows that the compilation of the village women’s register will be done between June 10th and 13th. This will be followed by the display of the women’s register at the village level between June 23rd and 24th, nomination of candidates at the sub-county headquarters will take place on June 27th and July 1st,” said Kakaire.
“Candidates’ campaigns for election of the village women committee will take place between July 4th and 6th and polling day for a five member committee will be on July 7th,” noted Kakaire.
Kakaire urged all eligible persons from all 346 villages in Kazo District to turn up in large numbers so that the exercise can move on smoothly.
Women elections elective positions
2. Vice chairperson
4. Publicity secretary
5. Secretary for finance
According to the guidelines released by the EC last week, ex-officials will not be allowed to participate in the elections and women councils shall consist of people who are 18 years and above and are citizens, ordinary residents in the respective villages and are willing to be members to the village council.
According to the EC, at least 9.5 million women who registered for the last elections, are expected to participate in the women elections but the number may increase or decrease depending on the outcome of the registration exercise.
Story by Mwebaze Deus