Complaints of pre-ticked ballots, faulty voting machines mar Kagoma by-election

People line up at Buwenge Sub-county headquarters polling station to cast their vote in the ongoing Kagoma by-election. Photo by Tausi Nyakato

What you need to know:

  • The Kagoma parliamentary seat fell vacant after the Court of Appeal nullified the result of the election following an appeal by Mr Kintu who was one of the contenders in the 2016 parliamentary race.
  • According to the schedule, voting was supposed to begin at exactly 7am and close at 4pm.
  • Two candidates; the NRM Moses Walyomu and Alex Brandon Kintu have already cast their votes.

Jinja - Despite some polling station receiving voting material beyond the required time as well as reported cases of a pre-ticked ballot paper, heavy police deployment, the country’s election prefect maintains that nothing is amiss.
According to the schedule, voting was supposed to begin at exactly 7am and close at 4pm.

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