EC Delivers Voting Materials With Broken Seals On Ballot Boxes

EC Delivers Voting Materials With Broken Seals On Ballot Boxes


By Norman Isaac Mwambazi

It is only seven days to the presidential elections that will be held on the 14th of January 2021 so the Electoral Commission (EC) has started distributing voting materials to several parts of the country to ensure that the voters experience no delays on the D-day.

On Thursday morning, the Commission transported and delivered voting materials to the Northern district of Koboko but there have been some problems.

It has been found that some ballot boxes delivered by the EC have their seals broken, something that has raised eyebrows among agents of different political parties and election observers.

Ballot boxes being unloaded from a truck in Koboko District

However, EC officials have said that those boxes with broken seals will be replaced with those that are still intact, reiterating their commitment to delivering a free and fair election.

To protect the sanctity of the vote, EC Chairman Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama provided few guidelines to be followed by voters on polling day, which include voters leaving the polling station after casting their vote, no taking photos, and the press to operate at a distance from the polling station among others.

These guidelines, as many others that have been issued in recent weeks, have received measurable distasteful comments from the general public.

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