IEBC prepares to transmit ELECTION RESULTS


Monday, the 4th of February 2013 - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is currently making plans on how it will receive, store and transmit results for the upcoming March 4th elections.

Isaiah Langat, an IEBC Information Technology official said that the commission is prepared to start receiving results once polling centers close at 6:30p.m on March 4th.

"After tallying is completed, the results will start trickling in. The results will go to a specific server,” he said.

Langat said that the IEBC is improving on the knowledge is acquired through carrying out a successful referendum on the draft constitution in 2010 and also from a string of by-elections last year.

Langat made the comments while demonstrating to journalists how the IEBC will transmit results from polling centers across the country to the main tallying centre at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi.

Bomas of Kenya General Manager Quresh Ahmed said the renovations had been done to make premises more accommodating to the IEBC and also to journalists. Ahmed said that the main hall will be split into 10 different rooms to give the IEBC more space for its difference activities.

Media houses will be given space outside the Bomas of Kenya for their Outside Broadcasting (OB) vans and other equipments.

Langat said that the IEBC will use a secure, transparent system known as the electronic vote transmission system (EVT) to relay results from the polling stations to Bomas.

Mobile service provider Safaricom was today erecting a mast at Bomas to facilitate the relying of results.

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