Up until August 3, just five days before the elections, it seemed to be common knowledge “in the public domain”, that unstamped ballot papers are invalid. This is not true. Regulation 77 does not list a missing stamp on a ballot to be one of the reasons for the rejection of a ballot. IEBC’s Ezra Chiloba noticed this and wrote to his staff advising both the presiding and returning officers that “they may not reject a ballot paper for the reason that it is not stamped.” Continue reading “Just Days before the Polls IEBC starts reading its own Regulations”
Detailed procedures that must be followed in the election process are laid down in the Elections Regulations, as required by the Elections Act. Our editorial team at RoGGKenya has been anxiously waiting for the publication of the amended general regulations which has now been published – only four weeks to the General Elections. We will now merge the two official documents: the regulations as of 2016 and the amendments of 2017. Continue reading “Exclusively online here: Elections Regulations – 2017 version”
Detailed procedures that must be followed in the election process are laid down in the Elections Regulations, as required by the elections act. We at RoGGKenya had been anxiously waiting for the publication of the amended general regulations, but only the amendments were published in the Kenya Gazette, not a consolidated document that can be easily read. So we had to help ourselves.
The High Court has extended the Mass Voter Registration (MVR) deadline to February 19. This comes after the same court gave an order (ext. link) stopping the Independent Electoral an Boundaries Commission (IEBC) from closing the exercise on February 14 after activist Okiya Omtatah made an application to the same effect. Justice Enock Chacha Mwita directed Omtatah to serve the IEBC with the order and the application before February 16, which basically extended the MVR by two more days. Continue reading “High Court Extends Mass Voter Registration to February 19”