• Kaboong By Election
    Kaboong By Election

    Voters at Meus Polling station Kaboong ready with their voter verification to cast their votes during the parliamentary by election 29th October 2017

  • CCEDU Election Observers
    CCEDU Election Observers

    Increased transparency, integrity and democratic participation in Uganda’s electoral process

  • Media Address
    Media Address

    Dr Livingstone Sewanyana CCEDU Chairperson addresses the media on CCEDU's position about the amendment of Article 102B 27th July 2017

  • Vote counting
    Vote counting

    Increased transparency, integrity and democratic participation in Uganda’s electoral process

  • Elections for All
    Elections for All

    A young boy helps his blind grandmother to cast her vote during the Kaboong parliamentary by-election on 29th October 2017

News Highligts

Nominations closed for Jinja East By-election

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Jinja-East By-election Issued: February 13, 2018| 4:00pm

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Opinion on the Court’s Decision to Approve Local Council Elections

 By Taryn Weninger (University of Simon Fraser University and intern in Research Department at FHR... Read more

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Events

Observing Jinja By-Election
15 Mar 2018
Jinja East
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There were a few sporadic flare-ups of violence, with at least one person killed and several injured in confrontations between opposition and governing party supporters. In one episode in eastern Uganda, witnesses said that government soldiers opened fire on the convoy of a popular opposition politician, wounding 10. The day before, a campaign worker was beaten to death by rivals, leading to the arrest of a candidate for Parliament.

In Kampala on Friday, people stood quietly in long, snaking lines in front of schools, government offices and churches. In most places, the voting was done outside, in dusty lots and grassy fields, where poll workers squeezed into tiny desks borrowed from elementary schools.

There were complaints of some polling stations opening late, and one Western observer reported suspicious activity at a location near a military base where ballot boxes were full of votes before the official opening time, 7 a.m. The government also sought to censor text messages during the elections, seeking to block words it thought might incite unrest, like "Egypt" or "bullet," according to news reports.

There were complaints of some polling stations opening late, and one Western observer reported suspicious activity at a location near a military base where ballot boxes were full of votes before the official opening time, 7 a.m. The government also sought to censor text messages during the elections, seeking to block words it thought might incite unrest, like "Egypt" or "bullet," according to news reports.

Mr. Museveni, a former rebel leader who seized power in 1986, seems to have merged, in the eyes of many voters, the state with himself. Several voters said they could not imagine anyone else leading the country.

"The other candidates are just troublemakers," said Ramadan Ali Kasule, a vendor of secondhand shoes. "I'm voting for the president. Anybody else could take us back to war."

By Friday evening, the counting had begun. Preliminary results are expected Saturday or Sunday.

Some people here have been talking about Egyptian-style protests if Mr. Museveni's agents try to rig the election. The opposition has accused the president of rigging before. But when pressed, several young Ugandans admitted that they were scared to hit the streets in the presence of security forces deployed in great numbers around the country.

"Egypt's more developed," said Denis Muhangi, a veterinarian. "Those people know their rights. But out here in the countryside, all they care about is peace. They can be bought for salt and 10,000 shillings," or $4.
From The New York Times

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
and
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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