First Batch of Ballot Papers Arrive Ahead of August Nineth Polls

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With only 33 days to the August nineth general elections, the first batch of ballot papers has arrived in at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the Independent Electoral and Bounderies Commission IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati has confirmed.

The IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati is expected to officially receive the first batch of the ballot papers at the JKIA even as he assures Kenyans on the integrity of the elections and dispel claims of rigging being spread by various political quarters.

Chebukati has said that the IEBC will print a total of 132,722,748 ballot papers, one for each of the 22,120,458 registered voters for the six elective seats of MCA, Member of National Assembly, Member of Senate, Women Representative, Governor and finally President.

According to Nation, the IEBC cahirman farther dimistified claims of rigging, confirming that the ballot papers have security features including a unique serial number to avoid manipulation. On the cheating claims, Chebukati also said their are no extra ballot papers beyond the exact number of registered voters.

The chair said the final batch to be printed shall be the presidential ballot papers.


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