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EC to Start Issuing Voter Location Slips starting January 3rd

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EC Boss Simon Byabakama
EC Boss Simon Byabakama

The Electoral Commission will issue Voter Location Slips to voters across the country to enable them conveniently locate their respective polling stations on polling day. The Voter Location Slips (VLS) will be issued for a period of ten (10) days, from Sunday 3rd to Tuesday 12th January 2021 at each Parish/Ward across the country.

The chairperson of electoral body, Justice Simon Byabakama said in a statement that the VLS will be issued for a period of ten days, starting from Sunday January 3 to Tuesday January 13 2021 at each Parish/Ward across the country.

“The VLS will be used by voters at four rounds of elections during the General Elections 2021 namely: at the Presidential/Parliamentary; District/City Chairpersons and Councillors; Municipality/City Division Chairpersons and Councilors; and Sub-county/Town/Municipal Division Chairpersons and Councillors elections.”

“Please note that this Voter location slip (VLS) is free of charge and should only be picked by the voter in person from the Parish/Ward Supervisor who is an employee of the Commission.

“The Commission calls upon all registered voters to collect their Voter Location Slips from their respective Parish Headquarters. Voters are further advised to carefully secure their Voter Location Slips, so that the barcode is not tampered with.”

He went ahead to advise voters to carefully secure their VLS, so that the barcode is not tampered with.

“Please note that only a person whose particulars appear on the Polling Day Register will be issued a VLS during this issuance exercise. However, the Voters’ Register is the primary document for the purpose of polling. Accordingly, a voter whose name is on the Voters’ Register but is unable to produce a VLS on Polling Day will be allowed to vote.”

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