Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission

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Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission
IEBC
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IEBC Emblem
Agency overview
Formed November 9, 2011; 2 years ago (2011-11-09)
Headquarters Nairobi, Kenya
Employees 339 (2006)
Agency executives Ahmed Issack Hassan, Chairman
Lillian Bokeeye Mahiri-Zaja, Vice Chairman
Website iebc.or.ke

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is an independent regulatory agency that was founded in 2011 by the Constitution of Kenya. The Commission is responsible for conducting or supervising referenda and elections to any elective body or office established by the Constitution, and any other elections as prescribed by an Act of Parliament. It was created in a provision of the 2010 constitution and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Act. Its mandate includes; the continuous registration of voters and revision of the voter’s roll, the delimitation of constituencies and wards, the regulation of political parties process, the settlement of electoral disputes, the registration of candidates for elections, voter education, the facilitation of the observation, monitoring and evaluation of elections,the regulation of money spent by a candidate or party in respect of any election, the development of a code of conduct for candidates and parties, the monitoring of compliance with legislation on nomination of candidates by parties."[1]

Membership[edit]

The Commission is made up of nine commissioners, who are appointed by the President of Kenya and confirmed by the Kenyan Parliament. Each member serves a six-year term. By law, no Commissioner can be a member of a political party, and at least four votes are required for any official Commission action.

The appointed C.E.O. serves as a secretary to the commission.

Commissioners[edit]

Current[edit]

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Offices[edit]

National Office[edit]

The IEBC national office is located on the 6th Floor of Anniversary Towers,University Way in Nairobi.

County Office[edit]

The candidates seeking county seats will present their nominations papers at the IEBC county offices.

Constituency Office[edit]

The Commission currently has offices in every constituency in the country.

Key roles[edit]

For the upcoming election IEBC has appointed individuals to the following positions:[3][4][5][6]

County Returning Officer[edit]

These are individuals appointed by the Commission for the purpose of conducting an election or a referendum at the County Level. County returning officers will be assisted by a Deputy County Returning Officer.

Constituency Returning Officer[edit]

These are individuals appointed by the Commission for the purpose of conducting an election or a referendum at the Constituency Level. Constituency returning officers will be assisted by a Deputy Constituency Returning Officer.

Elections[edit]

The commission successfully ran by-elections in Kajiado North, Ndhiwa and Kangema constituencies in 2012. The 2013 elections scheduled for 4 March 2013 will be the first general elections ran by the commission.

The commission organised the Kenyan general election, 2013 on 4 March 2013. The Presidential election was petitioned at the Supreme Court of Kenya.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Visions,Mission and Mandate". Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. Retrieved 2012-05-17. 
  2. ^ "Kibaki appoints IEBC team, new Ombudsman" (Press release). November 9, 2011. Retrieved 2012-05-17. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
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  5. ^ [3][dead link]
  6. ^ [4][dead link]
  7. ^ "Raila to challenge Uhuru's victory in court - Politics". nation.co.ke. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 

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