The polling stations were opened at 6am countrywide as well as in diaspora. said IEBC vice chairperson Juliana Cherera.
Polling stations closed today at 5pm 8th August 2022.
12,065,803 million Kenyans out of 22,120,458 registered voters had cast their vote by 4pm which is equivalent to 56.17% of voter turn out,
This is excluding voting through manual register and those who were still in queues at 4pm, according to The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
Cherera also stated that Parliamentary seats in Rongai and Kitui Rural constituencies were postponed because wrong candidate pictures were printed on the ballot papers. She added that election dates would be announced through a gazette notice.
Only 30% of voters had cast their votes by midday.
11 diaspora countries participated in the election process which are United Kingdom, USA, UAE, Qatar, Germany, Canada, Uganda, South Africa, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi from 6am to 5pm as per their local time.
Manual voter register was allowed in Makueni county for 84 Polling stations and Kakamega county for 154 polling stations by the IEBC.