07 IEBC Guiding steps for Voting Process On August 9

07 IEBC Guiding steps for Voting Process On August 9

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has given a  guide that eligible voters will follow as they head to cast their votes on Tuesday, August 9.

According to IEBC, the voting procedure across all the polling stations will begin with voter identification and end with the voter leaving the polling station.

Polling stations will be opened at 6am and closed at 5pm. 07 IEBC Guiding steps for Voting Process On August 9 07 IEBC Guiding steps for Voting Process On August 9.

1. Voter enters polling station with 1D/Passport.

A voter enters a polling station carrying their Identification Card (ID) or a valid Kenyan passport and line up. If there is not line they can proceed to the next step 07 IEBC Guiding steps for Voting Process On August 9.

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2. Voter identified and authenticated using KIEMS kit

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Every voter will be needed to provide a polling clerk with an ID or a valid Kenya passport for identification.

The clerk will then check your name electronically using the KEIMS kit. The process will verify if your name has been registered to that specific polling station and if they are eligible to vote.

If the voter is cleared they proceed to the next step.

3. Voter issued with 6 stamped ballot papers.

The voter will then be issued with 6 stamped ballot papers.

The papers include those of a presidential candidate (in white), Governor (blue), Senator (yellow), Member of Parliament (pink), Women representative (green) and Member of County Assembly (beige).

4. Voter marks the ballot papers secretly.

With the ballot papers, the voter heads to a private booth where they mark the papers, choosing their preferred candidate.

In each paper a voter will mark (a tick or a cross) against their candidate. A voter should not use both symbols but only use one. Also, make sure to mark inside the box.

Using more than one symbol , or any other symbols, or even marking outside the indicated box, leads to that ballot becoming a spoilt vote.

07 IEBC Guiding steps for Voting Process On August 9

A spoilt vote does not count towards the total votes of a voter’s preferred candidate for any of the six positions.

5. Voter casts ballot papers in the labelled ballot boxes.

Once marked the papers satisfactorily, the candidate will head to cast his vote into each ballot box provided for each position in the election. The color of the lid corresponds to the color of the ballot paper.

The voter should ensure they place each vote in the proper box. Failure to do so makes the vote that appearsin the wrong box to become a spoilt vote.07 IEBC Guiding steps for Voting Process On August 9

This is done in the presence of the Presiding Officer and the full view of the party agents.

6. Voter’s finger marked with indelible ink.

The voter will then approach a clerk who will be having a marker pen ready to ink their small finger “pinky” or the space between the index and middle finger.

7. Voter leaves Polling Station

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