Team formed to look into Diaspora Registration

IED voter reg launch 20th June

Nairobi 20th June, 2014
A task force to look into the registration of Kenyans in the Diaspora as voters has been formed. The IEBC Chairman, Mr. Hassan, said IEBC was ready to engage and work with Kenyans living abroad to address their concerns regarding participation in elections and therefore “there is no need for them to resort to the courts for a solution”. He said the Diaspora voting is expensive and complex because “you do not know who is where and so on” He observed that the process ought to be consultative, adding that “we need to think through the process three to four years before years before 2017.

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Conference on Elections to be held in Nairobi

Mini polls

Nairobi 19th June, 2014
The Commonwealth Electoral Network (CEN) will hold its bi-annual conference in Nairobi on June 23rd -24th. Over 50 electoral management bodies (EMBs) from commonwealth will deliberate on strategies and best practices for enhancing the institutional capacity and the functions of EMBs. The theme for this year’s conference is “Managing Elections in the 21st Century: Strengthening Institutional Capacity and Electoral Integrity”. The key aim of the Commonwealth Electoral Network is to advance norms and good electoral practice among EMBs, with a view to promoting integrity and credibility of elections across the Commonwealth.

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Bonchari By-elections Preparations going on well

RO Mr Resa with Voter EducatorsBonchari Constituency Returning Officer, Mr. Peter Resa, with Voter Educators.

Bonchari 17th June, 2014
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is ready to conduct the Bonchari constituency parliamentary by-election and three County Assembly Wards (CAWs) on Monday June 23, 2014.
Poll officials have been fully trained ahead of their deployment to polling stations on Sunday, June 22, 2014. The Commission has hired 81 presiding officers, 81 deputy presiding officers and 260 polling clerks for the Bonchari mini-polls.
IEBC has already held consultative forums with various stakeholders including political parties, religious leaders, security officials, opinion leaders, women and youth leaders among others.

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Mathare, Gatundu South By-Elections Set for August 7

By-election photoA voter is issued with a ballot paper in a recent parliamentary by-election.

NAIROBI: Thursday, June 12, 2014
By-elections for Members of the National Assembly for Mathare and Gatundu South Constituencies will be held on Thursday, August 07, 2014.

On the same date, IEBC will also conduct a by-election in Kibiri County Assembly Ward (Karachuonyo Constituency, Homabay County).

Independent candidates are required to submit their symbols and seek clearance from the Registrar of Political Parties before June 19, 2014 while political party primaries are expected to have been completed by June 23, 2014.

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Children Being Empowered on Elections

kca-kasaraniA girl casts her vote during the Kenya Children Assembly Elections held on 29th April, 2014. 

Nairobi: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
A two-day ​​​national​ ​stakeholders' ​workshop is being held in Nairobi to look into the issues raised after the 27th April - 1st May, 2014 ​Kenya Children Assembly ​elections​.​

The meeting provides an opportunity for those involved-the UNICEF, IEBC, Department of Children Services and the National Council of Children Services, among others, to harmonize their programs on children. The IEBC conducted the children polls.

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