The Electoral Commission has said it is probing into concerns relatings to inconsistencies within the national voters’ register.
Justice Simon Byabakama, the chairman Electoral Commission said in a statement on Tuesday that the E.C is looking into recent complaints in relation with the register.
In the recently concluded Parliamentary elections as well as LC 1 elections across the country, some voters faulted the electoral body after their names were missing in the register. As a result some of them could not vote thus being disenfranchised.
In other cases, voters accused some of the contestants of smuggling voters who are not residents in a particular locality, into the register.
“The Electoral Commission has noted the concerns raised by some stakeholders in the electoral process about the integrirry of the national voters’ register used in the recent Parliamentary by-elections,” Justice Byabakama said in his statement.
He noted that the E.C appreciates stakeholder criticisms because “they are a valuable feedback that informs the Commission on the quality of electoral service delivery and areas that may require the Commission’s attention”.
“In light of the current concerns about the integrity of the national voters’ register, the Commission is reviewing any claims related to the integrity of the register with a view of establishing the facts of the claims and be able to apply the necessary in future elections,” Justice Byabakama added.
He assured all stakeholders that the E.C is committed to delivering free, fair and transparent elections whose cornerstone is a credible national voters’ register.