by Martin Oduor
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) insists that Kenyans must follow certain guidelines when they go to vote on August 8th 2017.
The rules are very simple yet if not followed properly could have serious ramifications. Below are the rules:
- All voters are required to be at the polling stations between 6:00am and 5:00pm.
- All voters are required to produce their original national identity card or a valid Kenyan passport for identification. You won’t be allowed to vote if you don’t have either of these.
- At the polling station you will be given 6 stamped ballot papers each of a distinct color; President, Member of National Assembly, Member of County Assembly, Senator, County Women Member of National Assembly and Governor. To mark the ballot paper, place one mark inside the box next to the photo of the candidate of your choice. If you mark the same ballot paper twice your vote will be considered as a spoilt vote and won’t count. If you need any assistance in marking the ballot papers the presiding officer or someone of your choice can assist you.
- IEBC officials will mark voters’ small finger with indelible ink to prove they have already voted. You are only allowed to vote once, if you try to vote twice or multiple times you will be arrested and prosecuted.
- Once you have completed the process of voting you are required to leave the polling station. IEBC won’t allow voters who have already cast their votes to idle at the polling stations.
Watch the video below for clarification on how you will vote come August 8th:
August 7, 2017
August 5, 2017