Published: Feb 2016

Language: English

Pages: 92

CURBING VOTE BUYING IN UGANDA
A VILLAGE BASED STUDY COVERING 52 DISTRICTS

This study was conducted to trace the depth of vote-buying in Ugandan society, taking a sample from 1,426 villages of Uganda.

A total of 1,610 community activists were trained to deliver the leaflets to each village, facilitate deliberative village meetings, collect data from participants, and paste up the posters in their designated villages. Deliberative village meetings took the form of Focus Group Discussions (FDGs) and these were the principal tool for data collection. 

The meetings were conducted in the customary places where village members always convene to discuss issues of community interest.

There were 3,278 village meetings conducted during the study period of which 33.5percent were first meetings, 33.9percent were second meetings and 32.6percent were third meetings.