Claims of rigging, wrong party signs dent peaceful polls

Incumbent mayor of Rubaga Division Joyce Ssebugwawo uses a biometeric machine before casting her vote at Ham Mukasa Polling Station in Kampala yesterday. PHOTO/RACHEL MABALA.

What you need to know:

  • Voters attacked electoral officials and polling agents after some pre-ticked ballot papers were reportedly stuffed in the boxes. 
  • Voters claimed supporters of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) were being given more than one ballot, and were seen struggling to stuff them inside the boxes.

The municipal and division elections yesterday were largely peaceful across the country but there were also many incidents of vote rigging and other irregularities.

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