Uganda voters’ register ‘sent to Netherlands for clean-up’

Uganda’s Daily Monitor newspaper is reporting that the country’s national voters’ register has been sent to the Netherlands for verification.

The electoral commission has contracted a Dutch company to remove multiple registrations in the register ahead of January’s elections, the newspaper reports quoting officials.

“We have started the process of authenticating the voters to ensure that only eligible voters appear on the register and that they will vote once,” said the commission’s spokesperson Paul Bukenya.

It is unclear if political parties were made aware of the clean-up.

Ugandans will vote for a president and parliamentary representatives on 14 January. Elevel candidates – including long-serving incumbent Yoweri Museveni – will be vying for the top job.


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