Prior to 2017 General Elections, Parliament amended the Elections Act mandating Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to employ technology in conducting elections. In this regard IEBC procured, tested and deployed the Kenya Integrated Electoral Management System (KIEMS) which it used in biometric voter registration, and during Election Day, identification of voters, transmission of election results from polling stations to the Constituency Tallying Centre and the National Tallying Centre. The technology was meant to ensure elections were conducted in a simple, accurate, verifiable, secure, accountable and transparent manner. However the veracity of the system was put to test during transmission of votes when glaring variances were noted in the IEBC’s portal, tallying forms and the result displayed on print media. It’s on this backdrop the Supreme Court nullified the 8th August 2017 presidential elections.
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICON·S Executive Committee has decided to postpone our 2020 Conference to 2021. Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021, in Wrocław, Poland.
Procedural details regarding the organization of the 2021 Conference will follow in the months ahead.Join ICON•S