“CORD Has Mistaken On How 2017 Polls Will Be Done,It Will Be Manual..” IEBC Explains Election Laws

The coming General Election will be conducted manually, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has said.

While responding to a case in which the court temporarily suspended a Sh2.5 printing ballot paper tender award to a Dubai based firm, IEBC’s executive officer Ezra Chiloba said that allegations by the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) over how the August 8 polls should be conducted are mistaken.

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In the case documents filed on Wednesday, Mr Chiloba explained that the elections will be conducted in a manual way since physical ballot papers will still be required for the voting process.

He claimed that the polls will be manual because the election result declaration forms and registers are still necessary in providing records of the IEBC.

He also defended the security and delivery tender award to Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing Company.

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“The misconception of Cord is that the General Election will be wholly electronic, it will substantially be manual and the goods subject to the procurement in point do meet tender requirements,” Mr Chiloba said.

According to IEBC, the Elections Laws (Amendment) Act 2016 came into effect on October 4, a month after the disputed tender for delivery of ballot papers, results declaration forms and poll registers was closed…CLICK NEXT TO CONTINUE READING…

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