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EC Introduces new campaign Covid guidelines as it announces polling date

As 2021 general elections gets closer the electoral organizing committee; sets polling dates and New EC Covid guidelines to focus on in the Campaigns.

The Electoral Commission has reported January 14 2021 as the political decision date for MP all through the nation.

Addressing the media on Thursday, EC administrator, Justice Simon Byabakama says that after effectively leading designations for Members of Parliament! up and comers will have two months to battle, before decisions are held in January.

“Following the finish of  nomination of candidates; and the harmonization of campaign programs by the Electoral Commission along with the applicants; the Electoral Commission has, in accordance with Section 18(1)(a) of the Parliamentary Elections Act selected polling dates for the elections of MPs as January,14, 20201,” Byabakama notes.

New EC Covid guidelines to focus on in the Campaigns

As per the Electoral Commission executive, campaigns  for MPs will be on between November,9, 2020 and January,12, 2021.

The program delivered by the Electoral Commission demonstrates an unwinding in the limitations to competitors while completing efforts.

Though the EC had before prohibited any type of gatherings remembering rallies for request to ardent the spread of Coronavirus; Byabakama says gatherings of individuals not more than 70 in number will be permitted.

“Candidates will, be permitted to sort out/hold campaigns; in a directed way, ideally outside, with restricted participation of a limit of seventy (70) people! to empower the recognition of the 2-meters social separating rule for the people going to the meeting,” Byabakama told columnists.

Additionally, the Electoral Commission manager notice that first of all the applicants and venue proprietors; must guarantee that the campaign meeting scenes are furnished with hand washing facilities and sanitizers. Secondly, the allies are going to wear face veils consistently while getting to and leaving the gathering setting.

As per Byabakama, candidates should recognize appropriate scenes inside their electorates for the gatherings. He adds they should advise the separate returning officials to review them along with police and the district Covid-19 taskforce! to guarantee recognition of the set rules.

Surprisingly the program delivered demonstrates that City and District Local Government Councils incorporate; The Lord Mayor, Mayors, chairpersons and councilors will conduct campaigns between November 9, 2020 and January 18, 2021. And lastly polls are to be on January 20, 2021.

However, the municipality, city division chairpersons, and councilors; will battle between November 9, 2020 to February 23, 2021, and races hung on February, 25. But sub-region/town/metropolitan division chairpersons and councilors will campaign! between November 9 and February 1, 2021 and decisions hung on February,3, 2021.

New EC Covid guidelines to focus on in the Campaigns
EC Boss Simon Byabakama
Other guidelines

As per the Electoral Commission, campaigns will be on between 7.00 am and 6.00 pm; and as per the orchestrated applicants’ mission program.

Surprisingly, Candidates and their specialists have been warn against the utilization or distributing of any language or disparaging words! Which affect public problem, disdain, savagery, or which undermines war.

“Candidates are to conduct campaigns as per the measures and rules set up by the Ministry of Health; to forestall the spread of COVID-19, and the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) gave by the Electoral Commission; to forestall and battle individual to individual, individual to protest and have a problem with individual spread of the COVID-19! during the lead of political race exercises, parades and public/mass meetings stay prohibited.”

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