Uganda General Elections, 18 February 2016

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Uganda General Elections, 18 February 2016

Series Title: Commonwealth Election Reports
Publication date: 26 July 2016
Size: 297mm x 210mm
ISBN: 978-1-84929-153-8
Pages: 72

The report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for Uganda presidential election held on 18 February 2016. The group, chaired by former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, comprised 13 eminent persons including Senator Amos Wako of Kenya as Vice-Chairperson.

These were the country’s third multi-party elections and the group concluded that once again, Uganda has fallen well short of meeting many of the key democratic benchmarks for the conduct of credible elections. Certain key concerns remain, namely, the increased prevalence of money in politics, the misuse of state resources and, the competence, credibility and the ability of the Electoral Commission to manage the process effectively.

ContentsExpand or collapse me
Letter of Transmittal

1. Introduction
1.1 Terms of reference
1.2 Activities

2. Political Background
2.1 Commonwealth observation of 2011 elections
2.2 Political developments since the 2011 elections

3. Electoral Framework and Election Administration
3.1 Background
3.2 Legal framework and international and regional commitments
3.3 The Electoral Commission
3.4 Voter eligibility and voter registration
3.5 Candidate eligibility and nomination
3.6 Complaints, appeals and election petitions
3.7 Key issues
3.8 Recommendations

4. Election Campaign and Media
4.1 Overview
4.2 Campaign environment
4.3 Campaign methods
4.4 Use of money
4.5 Campaign finances
4.6 The candidates
4.7 Media environment
4.8 Regulation of media
4.9 Media coverage
4.10 Media restrictions during campaign
4.11 Recommendations

5. Voting, Counting and Results
5.1 Background
5.2 Key procedures for opening and voting
5.3 Assessment of the opening and voting
5.4 Key procedures for counting and results tabulation
5.5 Assessment of counting and results tabulation
5.6 Overview of the countrywide observations
5.7 Presidential results
5.8 Recommendations

6. Conclusions and Recommendations

Annex 1 Composition of the Team
Annex 2 Deployment Plan
Annex 3 Joint Declaration
Annex 4 Interim Statement
Annex 5 Commonwealth Observer Group Recommendations – 2011 and 2006