By Watchdog reporter

The chairperson of the Electoral Commission Justice Simon Byabakama has revealed that the voting and counting process during the Local Council one elections will take only 30 minutes.

Addressing the press on Thursday during the release of LC1 election program, Byabakama said the election program will kick off in October and polling is set for 21November, 2017.

Unlike, in other elections where they use secret ballot papers, Byabakama said during the forthcoming LC1 elections, voters will be lining behind the nominated candidates or their representatives citing that the lining, voting and actual vote counting will only take 30 minutes.

“We thought 30 minutes will be enough to avoid people keeping in the line for long,” said Byabakama adding that 30 minutes is reasonable.