How to Mark a Ballot Paper

Updated: August 2017
A cartoon man stands in a polling station. There is an inset sign language interpreter

In 2017, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of Kenya produced a video on marking the ballot paper. The video, which included sign language interpretation, can be viewed at this link. A transcript of the video is available below.


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Voiceover: On 8th August 2017, visit your polling station between 6 am and 5 pm. At the polling station, you will be given six stamped ballot papers, each of a distinct color – president, member of national assembly, member of county assembly, senator, county woman member of national assembly, governor. To mark the ballot, place one mark inside the box next to the candidate of your choice. If you need assistance, the presiding officer or someone of your choice can assist you. Your vote, your future.


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