Kampala city has remained calm as voter's head to the LC 3 polls.
Voter turn up at the hotspot polling stations of Bat valley, Railway grounds, Buganda Road primary school grounds and the National Theater, has remained very low. By 8:00am, only five voters had cast their votes at the National Theater polling station.
Mbogo Adams, an LC 3 candidate for the Kampala Central council seat explains that many voters have shunned these polling stations following a tumultuous, mayoral election last week.
Joseph Biribonwa, the deputy chairperson of the Electoral Commission, says the commission has worked hard to rectify the anomalies that fraught the February 23rd elections in the city.
During the botched elections last week, Biribonwa admitted that he witnessed massive rigging involving adding that he was particularly surprised about by some presiding officers who opened the polling stations at least two hours ahead of time, paving way for the chaos that marred the elections resulting to the eventual cancellation.
This time round however, Biribonwa says that he is confident that the glaring gaps in the electoral process have been filled. He says that security at all polling stations in the city has been increased from just two police officers to around eight police officers.
He also says that all polling officers that manned the hot spot polling stations have been suspended and delivery of voting materials has been streamlined to include the police officers that are escorting the material to the polling stations.
Business in the central business district has remained normal and most schools have remained open for classes.