No voter will be disfranchised, IEBC assures

Voters who will be on the queue  at the time of closing the polling station will be allowed to vote according to the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati.

While addressing the media, Chebukati noted that all polling stations will open on Tuesday  9th August 2022 from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Where there is a delay in opening or interruption in voting  at a polling station, IEBC assured that the Presiding Officer shall extend the hours of  polling by the amount of time lost.

The Commission will also ensure that every registered Kenyan voter gets a chance to exercise their right to vote for their preferred candidate.

To  achieve this, the Commission says it has put legal, technological and administrative structures in place to ensure that all voters have an improved voter experience as they cast their votes.  

As part of its mandate, IEBC has accredited a total of 120,731 domestic and international observers/monitors out of which  50,231 and 70,500 are observers and monitors respectively.

They from 872 observer organisations, which are; 795 domestic observer organisations, 77 international observer organisations. 

Results Transmission System  

The Commission has put in place an Election Results Management  Framework (ERMF) that provides the workflow of results from the  Polling Station to the Constituency and National Tallying Centre in  accordance with the Elections Act and regulations. 

According to IEBC, the System allows the Presiding Officer to open the Results Transmission System application after the close of polling.

Additionally, the  Presiding Officer shall be able to capture and transmit the image of the A series results’ form. In transmitting the results, the Results  Transmission System only sends the A series results form which has a QR code once.  

Persons authorised to be at the polling station including media,  observers and polling station agents will be allowed to take an image  of the original results Form 34A.  

IEBC says the polling station agents of Presidential candidates will be issued with carbonated copies of the results form 34A.  

Results announced at the polling station will be final.   

 

  

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