Bill Progress

Object of the Bill

The object of this Bill is to make miscellaneous provisions relating to the Electoral Commission as established by article 60 of the Constitution and in particular to enact certain provisions in relation to the Commission which are envisaged by the Constitution to be provided by Parliament for enabling the permanent Commission, i.e as distinguished from the Interim Electoral Commission under article 264, to function effectively.

For instance, to enable the Commission to carry out the demarcation of constituencies under article 63, the Bill provides that Parliament may divide Uganda into the number of constituents fixed by Parliament by resolution—pursuant to article 63 (1). The Bill also provides for the Oath of office of members of the Commission, the manner of taking its decisions, the Commission’s seal and the office of Secretary to the Commission.

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Sponsored By Hon. Emmanuel Kirenga (Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs)

Committee: The Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs



First Reading/Committee

The bill is still at First Reading, and the first stage of a bill is a passage through the floor of parliament. This stage is usually a formality, primarily focusing on introducing the Bill to the Parliament. It takes place without debate, and the first reading of a Bill can occur anytime in a parliamentary session. The significance of this stage lies in the fact that it marks the formal introduction of the Bill to the Parliament, setting the stage for further discussions and debates.

Bill in Committee for more than 45 days


Second Reading



Third Reading


Presentation/Waiting Assent



Assented by President


Bill passed on 01/01/1970

Bill Withdrawn on 01/01/1970

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