Voting materials dispatched by the Electoral Commission for use during today's LC3 chairperson elections in Nakapiiripirit district lack photographs of candidates.
Several voters who turned to cast their ballots from Kaiku Primary school polling station and Kaiku Roundabout, could not do so because they could not identify their candidates of their choice using photographs.
Sisto Losur, the Parish Chief of Kaiku, says the anomaly created a lot of confussion because a majority of the voters could not cast their ballots. He explains that a majority of voters in the area are illiterate and could not read the names which are on the ballot papers.
Losur says the voters complained that they could cast their ballots if the photographs of the candidates were included in the ballots.
Sarah Iyolu, the Nakapiripiirit District Returning Officer, says voting was going on despite the anomaly. She says the photographs of were missing but the symbols had been included.
Iyolu says she was still waiting for a response from the Electoral Commission on whether to allow voters to continue voting.
Four candidates who include two independents and the other two from Forum for Democratic Change and National Resistance Movement party are contesting in the elections.