Address challenge of low voter turnout

Agents of different candidates following vote counting during elections in Kawempe, Kampala on January 14, 2021. PHOTO/FILE. 

What you need to know:

  • The issue: Voter turnout
  • Our view: There is increasing voter apathy in the country. But this can be addressed through carrying out civic and voter education. There is also urgent need for the EC to be seen as a neutral and efficient umpire.

Ugandans elected their new president and Members of Parliament on January 14.
But nearly half of all the registered voters turned up to exercise their constitutional right to elect leaders of their choice – See Daily Monitor of January 20.

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