Thursday, March 9, 2017

IEBC to notify public of technology glitches during polls

The electoral agency will publish details of any telecommunication network service providers involved in the August polls. This is contained in the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Elections (Technology) Regulations 2017 tabled in the National Assembly last week for consideration and approval. The agency will also alert all political players in the event of technological failures, and if they suspend or terminate the election technology if reliability of the system cannot be assured. "The procedure shall apply to clerks, presiding officers, and returning officers

 "In case of suspension or termination of the technology, IEBC shall immediately notify the public and stakeholders on their websites as measures are put in place to restart the system," the regulations read in part. It shall also publish details of the failures through the electronic and print media of national circulation.


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