EC to accept vote transfer applications for candidates from Aug 19

The Electoral Commission (EC) will begin accepting vote transfer applications from presidential and parliamentary candidates who wish to transfer their votes from polling stations where they registered on August 15 to August 19.

The candidates, who wish to transfer their votes, will be required to visit the EC district office in the constituency they wish to vote in, to complete the vote transfer application, the EC has said in a statement.

According to the EC, to qualify to transfer ones vote, the applicant must be a registered voter, be resident in the constituency other than that in which the applicant registered for not less than 12 months, provide physical proof of the new residence including the residential address, and if successful, the applicant shall be assigned to a new polling station in the new Constituency of residence.