Roadmap to 2022: IEBC releases key election timelines

With less than a year to 2022 General Elections, Kenya’s electoral body has unveiled key timelines to guide towards having a credible poll.

In the election timelines released Friday during Kenya Editors’ Guild 4th Annual Convention in Naivasha, Acting IEBC CEO Marjan Hussein Marjan said the Commission was on course and committed towards delivering its Constitutional mandate.

Marjan also called upon key stakeholders to support the Commission towards conducting a successful General Election, including maintaining a peaceful political environment conducive for secure and credible elections.

In the key timelines, political parties participating in next year’s elections were expected to submit their nomination rules, conduct party primaries, registration of candidates for elections from October 21, 2021 up tp June 24, 2022.

The electoral body has also scheduled the date for the commencement of campaigns and Campaign Finance Regulation for May 30, 2022 to August 6, 2022.

In August this year, IEBC capped Presidential campaign spending at Ksh 4.4 billion, with Gubernatorial, Women Representatives and Senatorial seats limited to spending between Ksh 21 million and Ksh 117 million.

On Pre and Election Day operations, which include; gazettement of Election Day, appointment and gazettement of Polling Officials, training of polling officials, training of party agents and observers, mapping of polling stations distribution of election materials and deployment of poll officials have been set for March 7, 2022 to August 9, 2022.

Another key date is August 9th 2022 to August 28th 2022 when the electoral commission will Transmit results, collate and tally, announce, declare and issue certificates to the winners of the elective seats.

Accreditation of Observers

Both domestic and international observers will be accredited to undertake either short-term or long-term observation of electoral processes.

The Acting IEBC CEO said that procurement of general election materials, equipment and services has also commenced.

He said the intention of the Commission was to ensure that the procurement of these items are concluded by December 31 2021.

  

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