EC Sets Dates for Parliamentary and Local Government Councils By-Elections in Dokolo District.

The Electoral Commission has released the programme for the by-elections of the District Woman Representative to Parliament for Dokolo District and Councillors on various Local Government Councils in the district where vacancies exist.

The by-election programme will commence with an update of the National Voters’ Register from Monday, February 12th to Thursday, February 15th, 2024, at update stations in each of the seventy-one (71) parishes/wards in Dokolo District.

The Commission has appointed Thursday, February 15th, 2024, as the cut-off date for applying for registration as a voter and for transfer of voting location in the District. The registration and transfer of voters from one polling station to another within Dokolo District will not take place after Thursday, February 15th, 2024.

The display of the Voters’ Register will be conducted for a period of ten (10) days, from Wednesday, February 21st, to Friday, March 1st, 2024, at all the one hundred and seventy-three (173) polling stations in Dokolo District.

The Display of Parish Tribunal Recommendations for deletion from/or inclusion on the Register will be conducted for six (6) days, from Friday, March 1st, to Wednesday, March 6th, 2024, at the respective Parish/Ward Headquarters.

The nomination of candidates will be conducted on Monday, March 11th, and Tuesday, March 12th, 2024, at the Office of the District Returning Officer, Dokolo. The successfully nominated candidates will conduct campaign meetings for seven (7) days, from Wednesday, March 13th, till Tuesday, March 19th, 2024.

Polling and tallying of results for the by-election of councilors representing Special Interest Groups will take place on Monday, March 18th, 2024, while the polling day for the District Woman Representative to Parliament and other Local Government Councillors will be conducted on Thursday, March 21st, 2024.

The District Woman Representative seat for Dokolo became vacant following the death of the former Representative (MP), the Hon. Cecilia Barbara Atim Ogwal, which occurred on January 18th, 2024.