Voters whose biometric data will not be detected on the Kenya Integrated Elections Management System (KIEMS) will have their registration documents scanned before being allowed to vote. The scanning capability of the KIEMS devices will according to Commissioner Roselyn Akombe provide a complementary mechanism for voter identification in a bid to eliminate irregularities where biometric identification fails. However, those identified using a complementary mechanism will have to fill a Form 32 which will be used to validate them in the voter turnout count.
“KIEMS has the capacity to scan the ID and that therefore is our default in case we are unable to scan your fingerprints,” Commissioner Akombe said on Monday at a forum on election preparedness convened by Mkenya Daima under the auspices of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA).
The Independent and Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has also put measures in place to ensure accuracy of the results transmitted.
The KIEMS tablets have been also configured to reject entries that exceed the voter turnout in respective polling centres according to the agency’s Data Manager, Chris Msando.