Thursday February 18 2016

Electoral Commission extends voting time to 7 pm

Voters lining up  at Bulakati Playground,

Voters lining up at Bulakati Playground, Lukaya town council, Kalungu District last year. Photo by Christopher Kisekka. 

Electoral Commission Chairman Eng Badru Kiggundu has extended the deadline for voters to turn up at polling stations from 4 pm to 7 pm.

He says the extension has been prompted by the electoral body's earlier delay to deliver voting materials at various polling stations across the country.

Section 50 of the Electoral Commission Act grants the electoral body to extend voting time.

Voters in Kampala and Wakiso districts, according to EC should proceed to vote beyond 4 pm.