The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) says that it has put in place regulations to govern the voting exercise in areas where curfews have been imposed.
The electoral commission says that presiding officers at every polling station is empowered under rule 64(1) of the Election Regulations to adjourn proceedings at his polling station.
Further the commission says that presiding officers at every polling station is empowered to extend the hours of polling at the polling stations where polling has been interrupted or for other valid cause.
“Any delay in the opening of polls in the affected areas will be compensated by exercise of the provisions of rule 64(1) and 64 (3) of the Election General regulations,” says IEBC.
While responding to a case filed by opposition seeking to have curfew imposed in Lamu, Garissa and Tana River lifted, the commission says that it has complied with its constitutional mandate by putting in place measures to ensure there are free and fair elections within entire country and more specifically the three counties where curfew have been imposed.