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Governors want IEBC to publish ballot quantities, serial numbers

The printing of ballot papers for Governor, Member of Parliament, Senator, Woman Representative and Member of County Assembly started on June 23/COURTESY-IEBC

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 26 – The Council of Governors wants the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to publish the quantity and serial numbers for gubernatorial ballot papers for each polling station in all counties.

In a statement, CoG Chairman Josphat Nanok stated that the Commission should also indicate how much extra ballot papers have been printed in each constituency in the 47 counties.

“The Council of Governors takes cognisance of the fact that only 12 days are remaining to the 8th August 2017 General Elections and appeals to the IEBC to ensure the polls will be free, fair and credible,” he said.

He explained that this will ensure there are no irregularities during voting.

“As such, the Commission must provide the necessary logistics to ensure Kenyans exercises their democratic right of voting,” he stated.

“The Council of Governors therefore requests the Commission publishes all the above information immediately for purposes of accountability and transparency.”

He noted that the security of ballot papers is essential for peaceful elections.

Earlier this month, ballot papers for seats of Governor, Woman Representative and Senate elections arrived in the country from Dubai.

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