These election campaigns are likely to be one of the most expensive in the history of the country. Reports from ACFIM monitors backed by interviews from candidates in the 74 constituencies under our scope, indicate that candidates that participated in the party primaries for NRM spent a minimum of Ugx 200 million. Voter bribery is pervasive as political candidates continue to offer inducements to voters in return for their support on polling day. ACFIM monitors’ reports show that this is a major problem in the pre-election period which, despite the completion of the party primary season, continues unabated. Commercialization of politics has become such a serious problem and taking action now may help reduce the incidence of vote buying and the use of money and gifts to unduly influence voters’ freedom of choice as election campaigns intensify.