IEBC moves repeat presidential poll to October 26

What you need to know:

  • Signs that the election date will be changed emerged last week when the commission revealed the company providing the electronic voter list and results transmission system said it would not be ready by October 17.

  • French-firm OT-Morpho had submitted a six-page report to the commission, in which it detailed how long it would take to reconfigure the 45,000 kits for the fresh election.

  • The kits will have to be configured with the names of the top two presidential candidates only after the other six were locked out.

  • This will be after a meticulous, no-mistakes-allowed removal and safekeeping of the August 8 General Election data to avoid the risk of the kits re-using data from the invalidated poll.

The fresh presidential election ordered by the Supreme Court will now be held on October 26, just five days to the 60 days allowed by the Constitution.


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