Kenya Voting Queue Management

Updated: March 2018
3 cartoon individuals: 1 in a field, 1 at a beach, 1 in a city

In 2017, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of Kenya, with the support of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) produced voter education videos, providing information on polling stations. The video is available in English and a transcript of the video is below.


(Transcript begins)


You’ll be glad to know this year’s voting exercise will be as easy as ABC. This year the polling stations have gone up to 40,883 across the country, which means that every polling station has a maximum of 700 voters only. The result is that there won’t be long queues as witnessed in previous elections. When you get to your polling station, you will be directed by a queueing clerk to queue according to the first name that appears on your national ID or passport. In order to avoid bottle necks at the entrances, the polling stations will be subdivided into zones which will have larger queues that will feed into the polling station queues. There will be clear signage for this. So, whether your name starts with an A, a B or a C, it will be as easy as ABC. And because it will be this simple and quick, you can go back home and watch the results as they stream in on television. So, go out and vote because it will be as easy as ABC. Kumboka August 8th #wewendiokusema. IEBC, Your Vote, Your Future!