Voter Turn Out for the Local Council five elections in most parts of the South Central and Western Uganda has been dealt a huge blow.
Polling officers at Hundreds of polling stations across the western region were by midday seated idle, as the voter turn out dropped to an all record low.
Most of the polling stations visited in Lwengo, had a total record of not more than 20 voters by midday.
Martin Musoke, the returning officer of Lwengo says that the turn up is extremely very low compared to past elections.
But Emmanuel Mukasa, says one of the voters says the massive rigging has demoralized the voters there.
There was No polling by midday on a number of polling stations in Kiboga district.
Some polling officers even found it harder to open the polling stations because there were no five voters to witness the opening of the polls.
The situation made worse by a heavy downpour.
Voter turn out has equally been low In Ibanda district.
By Midday today, only 165 out of the 898 voters had cast their vote at Muginda polling station, while only 98 out of the only 865 voters had turned up at Kiburara polling station in Ibanda north.
Most of the voters in Ibanda say they have been forced to stay at home, following the tough times they went through tracing their names during the presidential and parliamentary elections last Friday.
In Kamwenge, the Uganda Radio network reporter there says polling officials in kamwenge are demoralized by low voter turnout.
BY 10:00am, Only 45 voters had cast their vote. But Saidi Katabarya, a voter at Kamwenge catholic social hall polling station, attributes the low turnout of voters on the candidates who failed to reach out to the people during the campaigns.
Many voters in Kamwenge town council say they are not aware of the candidates standing for the respective electoral positions.
In Bushenyi, the long ques during the presidential elections have disappeared.
One voter in Kitagata parish in Kyeizooba sub-county Bushenyi district Moses Twebaze described the today's voting exercise as dull.
The voting exercise in Kasese district has been affected by low turn up of voters at most of poling stations in and outside the town.
In Kasese municipality more than 18 polling stations visited had fewer voters than expected.
At Rwenzori square A-M polling station, only 170 out of the 1,000 registered voters had cast their votes by 11:00am.
Some polling officers attributed the low turn out to the failure by the electoral commission to sensitize the voters about the significance of the local council elections. He also says that many people didn't know that today was a public holiday.