July 31 ,2014
The Presiding Officers (Pos) and Deputy Presiding Officers (DPOs), who will conduct the August 7th 2014 By-elections, have just undergone training in their respective electoral areas. Clerks will be trained on 4th and 5th August. Over 210 Pos and DPOs were trained in Gatundu South, 230 in Mathare and 44 in Kibiri County Assembly Ward (CAW) in Karachuonyo, Homa Bay.
The training focused on election technology (Electronic Voter Identification Devices and Results Transmission System), filling of statutory forms, election offences and roles of election officials. Unlike the training they had in preparation for the 2013 General Elections, the polling officials had sufficient gadgets for hands-on training. Some of the temporary officials worked for IEBC in previous elections and have now gained considerable experience with elections. This is demonstrated by the remarkable and use of technology and efficient election processes in all the By-elections held so far.