UNAA By-Elections 2018 | Repeat Elections For UNAA President and South Pacific 2 Regional Representative – Processes and Procedures!

Posted January 17, 2018 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in UNAA By Elections 2018 ~ 2,896 views


Voter eligibility — Any UNAA member who was in good standing, in accordance with the UNAA constitution, and had paid or renewed membership no later than 30 days prior to the Miami elections (i.e., by August 1, 2017), is eligible to vote in the repeat election.

Voter register and certification of voters
Only those UNAA members who have been verified by the UNAA BoT and the UNAA Treasurer as having paid their membership by August 1, 2017 appear on the voter register. Members in good standing who were certified to vote off-site and those who voted (either off-site or on-site), in the previous election, have been certified by the UNAA EC to vote in the repeat election and are indicated with a “Y” next to their names. All other members, on the register, have an “N” next to their names indicating that additional documents are required prior to certification.

The required documents are:
1) a copy of a US government issued ID (e.g., passport, state ID, drivers license) and, 2) a copy of a recent utility bill with a visible name and physical address. These documents should be submitted, using the link, by January 23, 2018. Please note that only those members who have been certified by the UNAA EC will be allowed to vote in the election.

Disputes regarding the register
Members whose names do not appear on the voters register and claim to have paid and/or renewed their membership by August 1, 2017 are requested to send an email to the UNAA Treasurer (, copied to the UNAA BoT ( and the UNAA EC, demonstrating proof of membership payment. All such disputes should be communicated by January 23, 2018.

Voting method and times
The election will be conducted online (via email) and each eligible voter will receive voting instructions via their respective emails. These instructions will guide voters as to how to cast their ballots at election time. Voting will commence at 9am ET on Friday, February 9, 2018 and close at 8pm ET on Monday, February 12, 2018.

Following the election, results will be communicated to the UNAA membership by February 15, 2018.

Any and all communication with the UNAA EC, in regard to this election, should be sent to the following
email address:
Thank you for your continued cooperation.

Franco M. Wantsala
UNAA EC Chairman (2015-2019)

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