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Approved FK polls register to be published

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 26- Following conclusion of the football voter register verification exercise countrywide, the Independent Electoral Board (IEB) and the Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC) held a consultative meeting to address concerns and errors raised by the football election representatives.

Objections to the names on the register and other complaints were received from regions such as Mombasa, Kirinyaga and Nyanza and efforts have been made to address the issues raised by the parties concerned.

IIEC will use the register approved by IEB in consultation with FKL and KFF and which IEB says it is made up of teams which participated in the 2009/2010 KFF/FKL league matches.

IEB committed itself to publish in local dailies the correct names of clubs and delegates who will be allowed to vote.

Training of election officials for the October 29th polls starts Wednesday in all the training venues countrywide which have been identified by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Polling starts 9am and ends at 12.30pm.

Sub-branch officials will be elected by members drawn from clubs within the specific sub-branch in which they are registered to vote and their names appear on the register.

Branch officials will be elected by three members drawn by each club in the sub-branches that make up the branch while NEC officials will be elected by all registered voters.

Each official of the executive members post will be elected by all registered voters in all eight regions countrywide.

The candidates contesting for the post of chairmanship will have at least two agents per polling station but a maximum of ten will be allowed in a polling room at a time.

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Transmission of results will be done at the polling station/sub-branch level by presiding offices and only the two National Executive Council posts- Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson will be transmitted electronically to the national tallying centre, Kasarani, Nairobi.

The returning officers will bring the results for the remaining posts, in manual format, to Nairobi.

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