By Sarah Omondi

The government has gazetted August 9 as the General elections day and issued polls rules and regulations for aspirants and political parties.

Campaigns for Presidential, MP and Senate aspirants, which will run from 7am to 6pm, will start on May 29 while Governors’ on June 4 and will all end two days to the elections.

Political parties must submit membership lists and candidates vying for various posts, dates and venues of the primaries on or before April 9 (21 days to the nominations) for gazettment by electoral agency in seven days.

Nominations and resolve of intra-party disputes must be done by April 22.

Candidates who intend to vie as independent aspirants must submit their names and symbols that they intend to use to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission by May 2, 2022 and must not be members of any registered outfit by the same time.

All public officers who intend to vie for any elective seat must resign on or before February 9, six months to the elections.

Disputes relating to or arising from nominations will be determined within 10 days of the lodging of the dispute with the commission and should not be lodged later than June 9.


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