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Citizen views on the election environment for the 2021 general elections in Uganda

12 Jan 2021 Uganda
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Findings from the Afrobarometer survey in Uganda in 2020/2021.
  • Readiness for 2021 elections: A majority of Ugandans think the Electoral Commission is well prepared for the 2021 elections, but fewer trust that the commission will deliver a free, fair, and credible election.
  • COVID-19 impacts on 2021 election: Many Ugandans say COVID-19 is impacting the ability of individuals and institutions to participate, campaign, and monitor the 2021 elections.
  • Election campaign environment: Fewer than half of all respondents feel that the election campaign environment has been free and fair for all candidates.
  •  Vote choice: President Yoweri Museveni holds a nearly 3-to-1 lead over his main challenger among registered voters willing to declare their voting intentions, but many respondents would not say how they intended to vote.