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Organisation : Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissions
Announcement : Electronic Voter Identification System (EVID)
Country : Kenya

Website : https://www.iebc.or.ke/election/technology/?Electronic_Voter_Identification_System_(EVID)

EVID :

Basically, EVID is an electronic poll book. There are two types of EVID technology, the laptop with attached finger print reader and the handheld device with in-build finger print reader.

Related : BVR System Biometric Voter Registration IEBC Kenya : www.electionin.org/2056.html

EVIDs were used for the first time during the March 4th General Elections (29,000 laptops and 4,600 handhelds). The EVIDs verify and confirm voters electronically as registered by BVR.

They are used to ″check-in″ voters at polling station on polling day and is helpful in streamlining. EVID curbs impersonation and ensures that only those who registered to vote are allowed to vote.

However some challenges were experienced in the March 4th polling day when some of the machines failed to work largely due to inadequate training and running out of battery charge. In such cases, the polling officials carried out verification of voters using the voter register print outs.

FAQs :
1. Does the law requiring civil servants who wish to contest in elections six months prior apply for the 2017 polls?
YES. Section 43(5) of the Elections Act 2011 states that “a public officer who intends to contest an election under this Act shall resign from public office at least six months before the date of election”.

However, this does not apply to the President; the Deputy President; member of Parliament; a county governor; a deputy county governor; and a member of a county assembly.

2. What qualifications should contestants to various political seats have?
President and Running Mate :
1. Must be a Kenyan citizen by birth
2. Must not hold dual citizenship
3. Is qualified to stand for election as a Member of Parliament

4. Must be a registered voter
5. Is a holder of a degree from a University recognized in Kenya
6. Is nominated by a Political Party or is an Independent Candidate

Governor and Running Mate :
1. Must be a Kenyan citizen for at least 10 years before the election
2. Must not hold dual citizenship
3. Must be a registered voter

4. Is a holder of a degree from a University recognized in Kenya
5. Is nominated by a Political Party or is an Independent Candidate

Senator :
1. Must be a Kenyan citizen for at least 10 years before the election
2. Must not hold dual citizenship
3. Must be a registered voter

4. Is a holder of a Diploma certificate or other post secondary qualification acquired after a period of three months recognized by the relevant Ministry
5. Is nominated by a Political Party or is an Independent Candidate

Member of National Assembly and County Woman Representative :
1. Must be a Kenyan citizen for at least 10 years before the election
2. Must not hold dual citizenship
3. Must be a registered voter

4. Is a holder of a Diploma certificate or other post secondary qualification acquired after a period of three months recognized by the relevant Ministry
5. Is nominated by a Political Party or is an Independent Candidate

Member of County Assembly :
1. Must be a Kenyan citizen for at least 10 years before the election
2. Must not hold dual citizenship

3. Must be a registered voter
4. Is a holder of a Diploma certificate or other post secondary qualification acquired
5. Is nominated by a Political Party or is an Independent Candidate

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