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Demarcation of Electoral Areas for representation at Local Governments Councils is done in accordance with Article 181 of the Constitution and Section 108, 109 and 110 of the Local Governments Act, CAP 243.

Local Government electoral areas were last demarcated and used for the 2011
general elections.

The necessity to demarcate electoral areas for the General Local Government
Council Elections, 2015/2016 has arisen out of the following:

• Creation of new Subcounties/Towns whose councils have to be formed and also affecting representation at district level;
• Creation of new Parishes/Wards affecting representation at Subcounty/Town level;

The first phase of demarcation work comprising of determining the sizes of the councils and the numbers of the electoral areas for each category of representation has been at the Commission. The actual combination or splitting of basic administrative units for formation of electoral areas for representation where this is called for is the second phase and shall be done in the field.

Note that the composition of Local Government Councils shall not change for all areas where no new administrative units have been created since the last Local Government Council general elections of 2011.

For avoidance of doubt, new administrative units can only be created in accordance with Section 7 (2a), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), and (9) of the Local Governments Act, [CAP 243]. Therefore, no new administrative unit shall be communicated without attaching a Statutory Instrument supporting its creation by the Minister of Local Government.

Documents to be used for Demarcation of Electoral Areas
The following documents have been produced in phase I and shall be used during the second phase of demarcation in the field.
1.FORM A1: Subcounties/Towns/Municipal Divisions to combine in order to form electoral areas for women councillors forming one third of councils at District level (Where applicable).
2.FORM B1: Parishes to combine in order to form electoral areas for women councillors forming one third of Councils at Municipality/City Division level (Where applicable).
3.FORM B2: Parishes for splitting in order to form electoral areas for women councillors forming one third of councils at Municipality/City Division Level (Where applicable).
4.FORM C1: Parishes to combine in order to form electoral areas for women councillors forming one third of Councils at Subcounty/Town/Municipal Division level (Where applicable).
5.FORM C2: Parishes for splitting in order to form electoral areas for women councillors forming one third of councils at Subcounty/Town/Municipal Division level (Where applicable).
6.FORM C3: Parishes for splitting in order to form electoral areas for Directly Elected councillors at Subcounty/Town/Municipal Division level (Where applicable).
7. FORM D: Statistics on number of Electoral Areas by category for each Local Government.

Procedure for Demarcation of Electoral Areas for Representation atLocal Government Councils

General Principles and steps followed for demarcation of Local Government Electoral Areas for Directly Elected Councillors;

Step I: Consider the basic administrative unit for representation as provided for under Section 109 of the Local Governments Act, CAP. 243. Basic Administrative Units of Representation for various LocalGovernments
1. District Subcounty/Town/Municipal Division
2. City City Division
3. Municipality/City
Division Parish/Ward
4. Subcounty Parish
5. Town/Municipal Division Parish/Ward
Step II: Consider the provision that the total number of councillors for a Local Government Council shall not be less than ten as provided for under Section 108(4) of the Local Governments.
Act, CAP. 243.
Step III: Consider Electoral Areas that may be created after taking into account means of communication, geographical features and density of population.

General Principles and steps followed for demarcation of Electoral Areas for Women Councillors forming one third of Local Government Councils.

Step I: Establish the composition of the two thirds (⅔) of the total Council in order to derive the one third of the women quota i.e. (⅓ of the Council). Directly Elected Councillors +
Councillors representing the Youth + Councillors representing persons with disabilities = ⅔ of the Council.

Step II: Derive the number of Women Councillors, which will form one third of the Council and therefore the number of electoral areas for representation at the respective Council as follows: -
Let: DEC = Number of electoral areas for Directly Elected Councillors;
          Y = Councillors representing Youth to the respective Local Government;
     PWD = Councillors representing Persons With Disabilities to the respective Local Government

Who We are !!!

Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU)
is a broad coalition that brings together over 800
like-minded civil society organizations
over eight thousand individuals to advocate for
electoral democracy in Uganda.

The overriding agenda of this coalition is to advocate
and promote integrity, transparency and active
citizen participation in Uganda’s
electoral process.

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