How To Know My Polling Station In Uganda

What Is Polling Station?

A polling place is where voters cast their ballots in elections. The phrase polling station is also used in American English and in British English, although polling place is the building and polling station is the specific room where voters cast their votes. A polling place can contain one or more polling stations.

How To Know My Polling Station In Uganda

What you need to know
On the website, voter locator is the first item under Where and how to vote section.Enter your voter number, application id or national id number (NIN) to know where you will vote from the comfort of your zone.As distribution of the Electoral Commission (EC)’s Voter Location Slips (VLS) continues, there are reports of overwhelming voter turn up across the country but has also triggered fear of a mass Covid-19 infections as people recklessly crowd the issuance centres to pick their voting slips without wearing masks or observing social distancing.

How Are Elections Conducted In Uganda?

The President of Uganda is elected using the two-round system, with candidates needing to receive at least 50% of the vote to be elected in the first round.Chapter 142 of the Presidential Elections Act of 2000 stipulates that presidential candidates must be a citizen of Uganda by birth and be qualified to be an MP.

How Many Constituencies Do We Have In Uganda?

In 2016, it was composed of 288 constituency representatives, 121 district woman representatives, ten Uganda People’s Defence Force representatives, five representatives of the youth, five representatives of persons with disabilities, five representatives of workers, and seventeen ex officio members.

Which Ministry Is Responsible For Elections In Uganda?

The Electoral Commission of Uganda, also Uganda Electoral Commission, is a constitutionally established organ of the Government of Uganda, whose mandate is to “organise and conduct regular, free and fair elections” in the country, in an efficient, professional and impartial manner.

What Is A Election Commission?

The Election Commission is regarded as the guardian of elections in the country. In every election, it issues a Model Code of Conduct for political parties and candidates to conduct elections in a free and fair manner.

Who Appoints Election Commission?

Uchaguzi, a new voter information platform  unveiled by ministry of ICT  recently to ensure there is interactivity and ease of access to information on electoral and voter education, as well as provide a civic education platform that will bridge the electoral knowledge gap, among others can help you avoid the risks that come with crowding to get a VLS.

The new platform has three digital assets – website (, app (mobile) and chat-bot.

The same information is syndicated across the three channels. You can use the app or website to locate the polling station where you will cast the vote.On the website, voter locator is the first item under Where and how to vote section. Enter your voter number, application id or national id number (NIN) to know where you will vote from the comfort of your zone.You can now download the Uchaguzi application on and get all election related information immediately.

How Can I Check My CNIC Vote?

According to ECP, the eligible voter should type his CNIC (Computerised National Identity Card Number) on his mobile without hyphen (-) and send it to 8300. The sender would immediately get all the details about his vote.

What Is Electoral Board?

Electoral boards have the authority to administer all aspects of elections, including oversight of the Director of Elections/Voter Registrar, protection of ballots, and the appointment of election officials. The local boards are responsible to the State Board of Elections.

Who Heads The Electoral Commission In Uganda?

Electoral Commission of Uganda

Agency overview
Agency executiveJustice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama, Chair

How Can I Know My CNIC Number By Name?

Confirm CNIC-Holder’s Name & Father’s Name:

  1. Type any person’s CNIC No. in your mobile and send to 7000.
  2. Type the CNIC No. without “dash” (Example: 4230100180009)
  3. You will get the reply very soon from 7000.

How Long Is An Election Period?

Every adult citizen of India can vote only in their constituency. Candidates who win the Lok Sabha elections are called ‘Member of Parliament’ and hold their seats for five years or until the body is dissolved by the President on the advice of the council of ministers.