The Electoral Commission has dispatched polling materials that will be used in the Serere County by-election on Thursday February 23, 2023.
The materials include registers, ballot boxes, ballot papers, Biometric Voter Verification Kits, and basins among others.
Sylvia Cheptegei the Electoral Commission returning officer for Serere district says that they intend to start distributing the materials early on Thursday morning to all the 138 polling stations in Serere County before polling kicks off at 7am.
She noted that all the materials are being kept at Serere Electoral Commission headquarters in Serere town council.
Cheptegei says that the Electoral Commission is ready to conduct the by-election arguing that they needed was logistics, materials, and welfare on the ground.
She notes that a total of 74,394 registered voters in Serere County are expected to take part in the polls.
Atiira with 9675 voters, Kateta 21509 voters, Kyere 17820 voters, Serere – Olio 14129 voters, Serere town council 4325 voters, Kyere town council 2809 voters and Ochapa town council with 4127 voters
Moses Odilit the representative of Alliance for National Transformation who witnessed the process said that materials that have been received are well packed.
Levi Otim Akonopeesa who represented Emmanuel Omoding praised EC for the transparency exhibited
The Serere County parliamentary by-election has attracted five candidates.
They are Emmanuel Omoding Independent, Philip Oucor NRM, Emmanuel Eratu FDC, Alice Alaso ANT and Martin Onguruco independent.