With Kenyans anticipating the announcement of the final presidential election results, the news cycle has been dominated by discussions around Form 34A - which is used in presidential results declaration at the polling station.
This is just one of the many forms used to capture and declare election results. In total, there are 22 different forms used during the elections.
Kenyan.co.ke details the forms and how they are used during the results tallying and transmission.
Form 34s are used in documenting presidential results from the polling station all the way to the National Tallying Center at the Bomas of Kenya. At the polling stations, presiding officers enter results in Form 34A. Most importantly, these results cannot be altered as they are the final results used to tally the final presidential vote.
After the results are announced at the polling station, the Presiding Officers are tasked to take Form 34As to the constituency tallying center. Here, the Returning Officer (IEBC official in charge of Constituency) will tally all the results from the polling stations and fill the final tally in Form 34B. This means there are 290 Form 34Bs.
The Form 34Bs are then taken to Bomas where the results are verified. In the end, tallies from the 290 constituencies (detailed in Form 34B) are documented in Form 34C i.e. national form. Results in Form 34C is then transferred to Form 34D - which is used to announce the president-elect.
Form 35s are dedicated to the results of Members of Parliament. At the polling station, the results of the parliamentary contest are filled into Form 35A.
Upon arrival at the constituency tallying center, the results in Form 35A are tallied and filled in Form 35B. The tallies are then filled to Form 35C which is used to declare the elected Member of Parliament for a given constituency.
Form 36s are for documenting the results of Members of the County Assembly. MCA results at the polling station are filled in Form 36A.
Results from all the polling stations in a given ward are then tallied and filled in Form 36B at the Constituency tallying center and finally to Form 36C that used to declare the winner of a given MCA seat.
These forms are for gubernatorial results. Just like other forms, gubernatorial results at the polling stations are filled in Form 37A.
Likewise, the form is taken to the Constituency tallying center and tallied into Form 37B. However, this form moved to the county tallying center and the results from the constituencies are tallied to form 37C.
The results are then tallied to Form 37D and used to declare the elected governor.
Forms 38A - D are for Senatorial results. This form takes a similar channel as Form 37 for the governor's results.
38A- results from the polling station, B- Senatorial tallied at the constituency level and C for tallies at the county level.
These are forms used to detail Woman Representative results. Similar to Form 37( gubernatorial) and Form 38 (senatorial) the Form takes the same route as the women also referred to as County MPs and elected by the whole county.