The IEBC has outlined the votes tallying process right from polling stations to the final announcement of presidential results. Jubilee Party leader Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA principal Raila Odinga are the main opponents in the elections that is 12 days away. After results are tallied and announced at polling stations, chairman Wafula Chebukati said, Presiding Officers will type them, as captured in Form 34A, into KIEMS tablets. The POs will then scan the forms using the tablet and confirm that the typed results and those on the scanned form are accurate. They will then transmit the results electronically to the constituency tallying centre and the national tallying centre at Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi. Form 34A will then be made available on the IEBC’s online portal, Chebukati said in a statement to the media on Wednesday.
At the constituency tallying centre, the Returning Officer will receive the forms from all the polling stations, collate results from it and then prepare form 34B.
The officer there will then announce results of the presidential election in that constituency before scanning F34B and sending it to Bomas.
He is also expected to receive physical copies of Form 34As and deliver them, together with Form 34B, to the national tallying centre for archiving.