The Electoral Commission has just concluded a nationwide exercise to demarcate Parliamentary Constituencies due to Parliament’s decision to create new counties, cities and Government’s creation of town councils and sub-counties. This was after the Commission had rolled out the Revised Roadmap.
The purpose of the demarcation exercise was to clearly define the areas of representation to Parliament by Directly Elected Members of Parliament in response to various changes in population, boundaries and numbers of constituencies prescribed in accordance with Article 63(1) of the Constitution, Justice Byabakama said.
The list of the demarcated 353 Parliamentary Constituencies has been uploaded on the EC website and gazetted therefore it can be accessed by the general public at anytime of convenience, he added.
The Commission has also undertaken various activities in preparation for the nomination exercise and ultimately the polling for General Elections ahead in 2021.
Accordingly, as at 17th September 2020, and for purposes of the 2020/2021 General Elections, the electoral statistics stand as follows:
- Number of Districts in Uganda: 146
- Number of Counties: 312
- Number of Constituencies: 353
- Number of Sub Counties/Towns/Municipal Divisions: 2,184
- Number of Parishes: 10,595
- Number of Villages: 70,626
- Number of Polling Stations: 34,344
- Number of Registered Voters: 17,658,527*
The total Number of males is 8,439,564 [47.79%] and the number of females is 9,218,963 [52.21%] basing on the details of the national voters register.