General elections in Kenya are held after every 5 years. The next general election will be carried out in August 2027.
Elections in Kenya are organized and conducted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). Their work is to ensure that the election is carried out in a free and fair way and as prescribed in the election act.
During the general election day, Kenyans get to elect leaders for different positions through voting. These positions include President, Governors, Senators, Members of Parliament (MP), Women Representatives (Women Rep), and Members of the County Assembly (MCA).
What happens on election day in Kenya?
During election day, Kenyans go to the polling station which opens at 6:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm.
IEBC election officials use the Kenya Integrated Election Management System (KIEMS) kits to identify and verify registered voters. The biometrics of voters (fingerprints) are used to check if a voter exists in the voting register.
After a voter has been identified through biometrics, they are given ballot papers to mark/tick the candidates they prefer.
The votes are then counted and electronically transferred to the tallying center.
The winner of the presidential election winner is announced by the IEBC chair while winners of other sits are announced by county and constituency returning officers.
When will the 2027 general elections be beheld?
The 2027 general elections in Kenya will be held on Monday 9th August 2027.
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