Wrong Ballot Papers Sent to Bundibugyo

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At Ntoroto Sub County headquarters polling station, the Polling Assistant David Baluku received ballots meant for Busaru Sub County. Over 60 voters had already lined up to cast their vote when the glitch was detected. Ntandi trading centre polling station received ballots intended for Kasitu Sub County.

Voting for councilors in six Sub Counties in Bundibugyo district has delayed following a mix up of voting materials. The affected sub counties include Busaru, Nyahuka, Bubugwanga, Ntoroto, Kasitu and Ntandi where the Electoral Commission delivered materials meant for other voting areas.

At Ntoroto Sub County headquarters polling station, the Polling Assistant David Baluku received ballots meant for Busaru Sub County. Over 60 voters had already lined up to cast their vote when the glitch was detected. Ntandi trading centre polling station received ballots intended for Kasitu Sub County.

A similar mix up was also experienced in Nyahuka Sub County, where the Electoral Commission dispatched ballots meant for Bubugwanga and vice versa.

Daniel Nayebare, the Bundibugyo district registrar admitted the mix up saying that all efforts are being made to rectify the anomaly.

However, voting for the district Chairperson is not affected.

Voting has also delayed in Ntoroko district where voting materials were not delivered on time. By 8:30am voting materials had not yet been delivered to Rwebisengo, Kanara and Rwangara Sub Counties.

 James Mugenyi, the Ntoroko district registrar says that they have requested the district authorities to avail the commission with vehicles to transport the materials.

William Kaboyo, a voter from Rwebisengo town council, says that he arrived at the polling station at 7:30a.m was disappointed that voting didn't start.