Substantial proportions of Uganda’s electorate don’t see voting as an effective way to ensure that their views are represented and to hold leaders accountable, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows.
And almost half say that communities that don’t vote for the ruling party may suffer negative consequences.
While the share of citizens who say elections enable voters to remove non-performing leaders has grown to a majority, almost four in 10 still disagree.
Ahead of the 2021 general elections, how voters perceive the impact of their vote is of paramount importance to the electoral exercise as well as its outcomes.
Summary of results
Uganda Round 4.5.2 summary of results (Pre-election survey in 2011)
Election quality, public trust are central issues as African nations look toward next contests (Afrobarometer findings)
WP39: Political institutions and satisfaction with democracy in sub-Saharan Africa