Democracy from the Ground Up in Uganda

By Aastha KC


[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ocals throughout Uganda marched to cast their votes to elect officials via a lining up method. The country observed a public holiday on July 10th to hold elections in 60,800 villages throughout the country, the first village and parish elections to occur after the county shifted to a multiparty system. The first three pictures depict locals in the Wakiso district walking to cast their votes. The latter four pictures are a series of rules and regulates printed outside the walls of the Ugandan Electoral Commission, established in 1997 to “organize, and conduct regular, free and fair elections” in the country and located in the capital city of Kampala. 


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