The public service ministry announced 10th July as national public holiday to enable Ugandans to participate in the LC elections. The elections are to be conducted by lining up as the candidates will take positions and voters queue behind them. However,this method has been rejected by the Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy (CCEDU)
According to the Electoral Commission statistics, there are 60,800 LC1 villages, 8,386 parishes, 1,671 sub-counties, 296 constituencies, and 122 districts in the country. All registered Ugandans above 18 years will be allowed to vote says the Electoral Commission.
Voters are to make a queue behind their respective candidate. This method of voting which has been currently designated by the Local Government Act was opposed by the Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy (CCEDU). It instead subscribes to election by secret ballot as it further went ahead to petition against this particular issue.
The Electoral Commission has stopped CCEDU from observing these elections and also suspended its relationship with CCEDU till further notice in a letter written by the EC chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama.