EC pulls down website amid ghost voters saga


The electoral commission’s website has gone off at a time the commission is being questioned by the public for allegedly sneaking over 20,000 ghost voters in the national voters’ register.

The discrepancy was pointed out by a concerned Ugandan voter, Ms Evelyn Namara.

Writing on her blog, Namara said the EC website provided as 15,297,197 the total number of voters instead of 15,277,197 total gauging from the registered female voters (8,027,803) and registered male voters (7,249,394).


She was able to realise that the commission had an excess of 20,000 ghost voters.

This comes at a time Amama Mbabazi, one of the candidates, said government usually imports people from Rwanda and Tanzania to come to Uganda and vote.

Cornered, the EC spokesperson, Jotham Taremwa, said in a tweet that the discrepancy in the total number of registered voters on the commission’s website was a ‘statistical error’.

This is the fourth day since Namara asked the commission for an explanation.



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