Electoral Commission of Uganda

Electoral Commission
Agency overview
Formed 1997
Jurisdiction Uganda
Headquarters Kampala
Agency executive
  • Badru Kiggundu, Chair
Website Homepahge
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The Electoral Commission is a constitutionally established organ of the Government of Uganda, whose mandate is to "organise and conduct regular, free and fair elections" in the country, in an efficient, professional and impartial manner.[1]


The Electoral Commission maintains its headquarters at 55 Jinja Road, in the Kampala Central Division of Kampala, the capital and largest city in Uganda.[2] The coordinates of the headquarters of the Uganda Electoral Commission are:0°19'00.0"N, 32°35'39.0"E (Latitude:0.316675; Longitude:32.594154).[3]


The law establishing the electoral commission was promulgated in 1997. The first Electoral commission served from 1997 until 2002. The current commission came into office in 2002 for a seven-year term, renewable once only. In 2009 their term was renewed and ends in 2016.[4]


The following are the current commissioners (2009–2016) of the Electoral Commission of Uganda.[5]

  1. Badru M. Kiggundu, PhD - Chairman[6]
  2. Joseph N. Biribonwa - Deputy Chair
  3. Tom Buruku
  4. Stephen D. Ogaria
  5. Jenny B. Okello, PhD
  6. Justine Mugabi Ahabwe


  1. UCU (5 August 2016). "Mission, Vision and Goal". Uganda: Electoral Commission of Uganda (ECU). Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ECU (6 August 2015), Uganda Electoral Commission: Head Office, Kampala: Electoral Commission of Uganda (ECU), retrieved 6 August 2015
  3. Google (6 August 2016). "Location of the Headquarters of the Electoral Commission of Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  4. ECU (6 August 2016). "The History of the Electoral Commission of Uganda". Kampala: Electoral Commission of Uganda (ECU). Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  5. ECU (5 August 2016). "List of Commissioners". Kampala: Electoral Commission of Uganda (ECU). Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  6. Clottey, Peter (28 February 2016). "Uganda Electoral Commission Ready for Opposition Legal Challenge". Washington DC: Voice of America (VOA). Retrieved 6 August 2016.

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