Voter Education and Voter Information
Objectives of the Voter Education
- To arouse public interest in the electoral process and their involvement in the process of electing political leaders.
- To inform the public on the IEBC: its history and mandate.
- To inform the public on the specific measures that IEBC has put in place to restore public confidence in the electoral process and encourage active public participation in the process.
- To inform the public on the rationale and importance of participating in elections.
- To educate the public on the electoral process (voter education).
The Commission is responsible for conducting or supervising referenda and elections to any elective body or office established by this Constitution, and any other elections as prescribed by an Act of Parliament and, in particular, for—
- the continuous registration of citizens as voters;
- the regular revision of the voters’ roll;
- the delimitation of constituencies and wards;
- the regulation of the process by which parties nominate candidates for elections;
- the settlement of electoral disputes, including disputes relating to or arising from nominations but excluding election petitions and disputes subsequent to
- the declaration of election results;
- the registration of candidates for election;
- voter education;
- the facilitation of the observation, monitoring and evaluation of elections;
- the regulation of the amount of money that may be spent by or on behalf of a candidate or party in respect of any election;
- the development of a code of conduct for candidates and parties contesting elections; and
- the monitoring of compliance with the legislation required by Article 82 (1) (b) relating to nomination of candidates by parties.