According to the IEBC, Kenyans can now vote for only one position in the august 9 the general elections. During a recent election stimulation held in Nairobi the IEBC indicated that all unmarked ballot papers will be deposited in the corresponding ballot papers.
The 2017 Presidential election was nullified with one of the issues being that there were more ballots cast in the presidential box than any other position. According to the law, voting in Kenya is voluntarily and Kenyans can choose to only vote for one candidate or position. In the past the unmarked ballots were cast in their respective ballot boxes. This move by the IEBC seeks to enhance accountability and transparency in the election.
A voter is issued with six ballot papers after their documents are verified by the election clerk. A voter may decide to cast their vote on all the ballots or only vote for position. The presidential election in Kenya is usually the main contest during a general election.
The law clearly states that a voter cannot return ballot papers issued to an election official. The electoral commission has been very keen in adhering to the constitution and court rulings. This compliance has been appreciated by different factions of the political scene.
According to one political analyst, Compliance with court ruling and the constitution is set one in conducting a free, fair and credible election.