As Kenyans are counting hours to the elections day, the independent electoral and boundaries commission has laid out a process to be followed.
The essence of this is to reduce the number of spoilt votes and to also make sure every registered voter participates in the exercise on Tuesday 9th August,2022.
As everyone is preparing, some of the things one should put into consideration are the national identification card.
The identification card will is an essential document showing that one is of age and can be allowed to vote.
At the polling station, the biometrics will be used to identify you as a voter before you are given six ballot papers.
According to the colour, the ballot papers will represent different seats.
The white ballot paper is for the presidential seat.
Blue for the gubernatorial seat.
Yellow represents the senatorial seat.
Green stands for Member of national assembly seat.
Purple for the women representatives in the county.
Beige for member for county assembly
Do a double check on the authenticity of the ballot paper before casting your vote. This will include stamping of the ballot paper by the IEBC badge.
According to the instructions, Tick or put an X on the preferred candidate’s name. Always make sure the Tick or the X but lies within the box or it will be considered a spoilt vote.
After casting your vote as instructed, Fold the ballot paper as instructed. Folding ensures there’s privacy in the voting process without any feelings of compromise.
- Also remember, Ballot boxes will also be marked according to the ballot papers. The presidential ballot paper with the white color will be cast to the ballot box with a white lead.
Same goes to the other ballot boxes such as the blue ballot paper will go to the ballot box with the blue lead.
After voting, your little finger will be marked will be marked to indicate to indicate you have voted.
You are advised to go back home after voting to avoid congestion.