4 ways IEBC Will Get Rid of Long Queues Tomorrow

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The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has put in place several measures to make sure Kenyans do not spend long hours in the lines as they await to cast their votes.

First, the electoral body has capped the number of people at a polling station at 700.

IEBC increased the number of polling station to 40,883 countrywide.

"For the purposes of providing efficient and effective conduct of elections, the number of voters per polling station shall not exceed seven hundred," section 16 of the Elections Laws Act reads.

Secondly the Commission will use first names to organize the queues unlike in previous elections where it used surnames.

Thirdly, the IEBC will have several entry points to the polling station. This will help reduce overcrowding at the gate.

Lastly, the electoral body now plans to familiarize electorates with the ballot papers while they are still on the queue.

According to IEBC, this will allow voters to know what to do and not waste time while marking the ballot papers inside the stationed room.


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