Does This Image Show One of the Uganda 2021 Elections Ballot Papers?

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An image circulating on Facebook claims to show the ballot paper design for Uganda’s forthcoming general elections. The image shows the 11 candidates vying for the Office of the President.

Background

Ugandans expect to hold their general elections on January 14, 2021. The Ugandan Electoral Commission’s chairperson, Byabakama Mugenyi, issued a statement indicating that the eligible candidates had until January 12, 2021, to campaign.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic which has killed 191 people in Uganda and infected a total of 19,115 people as of November 25, the Commission issued electoral candidates with campaign guidelines.

Two presidential candidates were arrested for failing to comply with the guidelines. Piga Firimbi previously looked into false images claiming to show how police harassed Ugandans that protested the arrest of presidential candidates Robert Kyagulanyi and Patrick Amuriat.

Verification

However, the Electoral Commission has warned that the ballot paper circulating is not legitimate. In a tweet published on the Commission’s official handle, the public was informed that the design for the 2021 general elections ballot paper is not yet out.

Verdict

The image claiming to show Uganda’s ballot papers for the 2021 general elections is FAKE.

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