Materials that include registers, ballot boxes, ballot papers, Bio metric Voter Verification Kits, and basins among others were delivered on Tuesday to the Electoral Commission offices in Serere a head of Thursday’s by-election.

Serere County Parliamentary By-election has attracted five candidates after the death of Patrick Okabe who died in a motor accident in December 2022. These contestants include,Phillip Oucor of NRM, Alice Alaso of ANT, Emmanuel Eratu of FDC, Emmanuel Omoding, and Martin Onguruco, both independent candidates.

According to the  Serere District Returning Officer Sylvia Cheptegei ,74,394 people are eligible to vote down from the 75,173 voters that were recorded in the update of the national voters’ register.

Emmanuel Omoding’s agent Levy Akonopesa Otim an independent candidate says that all the voting materials were safe and his camp is ready for polls.

Serere District is a district in Eastern Uganda named   after its ‘chief town’, Serere, where the district headquarters are located.

Location of Serere district on a a map.