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NATIONAL GENERAL ELECTIONS

  Nomination for the Party Presidential candidate

  1. The national elections board shall give notice by advertisement to all members wishing to be nominated as the party’s presidential candidate to apply for the said nominations at least 21 days form the date of the national annual delegate’s conference or the special national delegate’s conference. The national delegate's  conference shall be held not later than twelve months (12) months before a National General Elections.     
  1. The national elections board will on receiving the applications scrutinize the same and issue the cleared applicants with a certificate of compliance for nomination.
  1. The national elections board shall present the list of cleared applicants to the national annual delegate’s conference or a special national delegate’s conference for the appropriate resolution.
  1. Qualification for nomination as the party’s presidential candidate For one to qualify for nomination as party’s presidential candidate he or she must have the following qualifications:-
  • Be a life member of the party
  • Be a holder of a Kenyan identify card
  • Be a registered voter
  • Must have passed the English and Swahili proficiency test
  • Must be vast with past and current national and international political affairs
  • Must have served the party for not less than one year as a national executive council member or as may be resolved by the national annual delegates conference or special national delegates conference
  • Must undertake to abide by the party’s constitution
  • Must be a person of integrity and poses a certificate of good conduct from the Kenya police.
  • Must be supported by at least a thousand party members from at least 24 of the 47 counties
  • Must pay the party’s nomination fees of 500,000/=
  • Must comply with the presidential election rules as stipulated under the Kenyan constitution and chapter 9 of the laws of Kenya
  • Must denounce publicly any other membership to any other political party and join NEW DEMOCRATS officially at least twelve (12) months before the general elections or special presidential elections.
  1. Nomination for the party senatorial, governors and women leader’s candidates

(a). The national Election board shall give notice to all county election boards to Proceed and conduct nominations for the purpose of electing party candidates to Posts of the senators, governors, deputy governors for the purpose of the national general elections or mini elections. 

(b). The nominations for the above candidates shall be done three (3) months before a national general elections and such names forwarded to the national elections Board and the national executive council.

(c).All candidates aspiring to the senators/governors and deputy governors must Comply with all other rules that govern the nomination procedures for the Parliamentary candidates.

(d).  Candidates aspiring to be nominated to the post of senators must poses at least a Degree from a recognized university and be well versed with all issues relating To the counties they wish to represent as well as the national and international Political system.

(e).  Candidates who aspire to be nominated to the post governor and deputy Governors must be university graduates and poses a degree from a recognized University besides being well versed with the county and national politics.

(f). Candidates to be nominated to the post of senators post shall pay to the party a nomination fee of kshs.200,000/-

(g) Candidates to be nominated to the post of governor’s post shall pay to the party a nomination fee of kshs.200, 000/-

(h)  Candidates to be nominated to the post of deputy governor’s post shall pay to the Party a nomination fee of kshs.100, 000/-

(i). all aspirants for governor, senatorial shall pay a life membership fees of kshs.50,000/=.

(j).candidates for deputy governor shall pay a life membership fee of Kshs. 20,000/=

All other procedures and rules for nomination to the above candidates shall proceed as per part (6.e) below.

NOTE: All women candidates and youth below Age of thirty five (35) years shall be charged at 50% of the above fees payable.

  1. Nominations for the party parliamentary candidates 

 (a). The national elections board or county elections boards shall give notice by advertisement to all members wishing to be nominated as the party’ Parliamentary candidates to apply for the said nomination at least six (6) months before the end of the parliamentary term or as may be determinate by the national executive council if national elections are called earlier than expected or in areas where no applications were made, or during by- elections.

(b). The national elections board or the county elections boards will on receiving the applications scrutinize the same and issue the cleared application with a certificate of compliance for nomination.

(c). The national elections board or branch election board shall set a nomination date and communicate the same to the party and the contestants.

(d). The national elections board or County elections boards shall designate a central place in each ward within each constituency and all the members of the  party within the particular ward shall conduct the nomination at the designated places.

(e). The national elections board or county elections boards shall count all the votes cast at the designated places and shall do the tallying at a tallying station it identifies within the constituency/ward. Voting shall be by secret ballot and winning shall be by simple majority.

(f). The national election board or County elections boards shall announce the results at the tallying point and declare the winner and  shall present the result slip to the  Party Secretary General who shall issue the winner with duly signed nomination certificate for presentation to the  (IEBC).

(g). The people eligible to vote for the nomination of the party’s parliamentary candidates shall be registered party members who are registered voters within the wards in the particular constituencies.

(h). The national elections board or County elections board shall use the register of

the party members within the wards as shall have been supplied to them by the Secretary General at least fourteen (14) days before the date of the scheduled nominations. 

(i). The declared winner shall be the nominee of the party to contest for the national election or by-elections for the said constituency unless, in case of an appeal as is otherwise held by the elections appeals board.  

  1. Qualification for nomination as the party’s parliamentary candidate

      For one to qualify for nomination as the party’s parliamentary candidate he or she must have the following qualifications:-

    1. Be a life member of the party
    2. Be a holder of a Kenyan identify card.
    3. Be a registered voter
    4. Must have passed the English and Swahili proficiency test
    5. Must be vast with past and current national and international political affairs 
    6. Must undertake to abide by the party’s constitution
    7. Must be a person of integrity
    8. Must pay the party’s nomination fees of  Kshs.100,000/=
    9. Must comply with the parliamentary elections rules as stipulated under the Kenyan constitution and chapter 7 of the laws of Kenya.
    10. Must denounce publicly any other membership to any other political party and join NEW DEMOCRATS officially not lees than four (4) months before the scheduled general elections.
    11. All National Assembly i.e (MP) Aspirants must party a life membership fees of Kshs. 20,000/= besides the nomination fees.

8 . Nomination for the party’s civic/regional candidates.

(a). The national elections board or county election boards shall give notice by advertisement to all members wishing to be nominated as the party’s civic candidates to apply for the said nomination at least six(6) months before the end of the parliamentary term or as may be determined by national executive council in event the national elections are called earlier than expected.

(b). The national elections board or county elections boards will on receiving  the applications, scrutinize the same and issue the cleared applicants with a certificate of compliance for nomination.

(c). The national election board or county election boards shall set a nomination date and communicate the same to the party and the contestants provided that the same shall not be later than seven days before the deadline set by the electoral commission of  Kenya.

(d). The national elections board shall designate a central place in each ward and all members of the party within the particular ward shall conduct the nomination at designated place unless the management council otherwise decide. Voting shall be secret ballot and winning shall be simple majority.

(e). The national elections board or county elections board shall count all the votes cast at the designate place and shall announce the results and it shall present the result slip to the secretary general who shall issue the winner with a duly signed Nomination certificate.

(f). The people eligible to vote for the nomination of the party’s civic candidates shall be registered party members who are registered voters within the particular ward.

(g). The national elections board or county elections boards shall use the register of the party members within the particular ward as shall have been supplied to them by the secretary general at least fourteen (14) days before the date of the scheduled  Nominations

(i). The declared winner shall be the nominee of the party to contest for the national Elections or by-elections for the said ward unless, in case of an appeal, as is Otherwise held by the national election appeals board.

  1.   9.  Qualifications for nomination as the party’s civic/regional candidate.

           For one to qualify for nomination as the party’s civic candidate he or she must  have the following qualifications:-

  • Be a life member of the party
  • Be a holder of a Kenyan identify card
  • Be a registered voter within the ward he or she seeks contest for
  • Must be vast with local political issues within the ward he or she seeks to contest for
  • Must undertake to abide by the party’s constitution
  • Must be a person of integrity
  • Must pay the party’s nomination fees of 20,000/=
  • Must comply with the election rules as stipulated under the local government act or any other relevant law.
  • Must officially denounce any membership to any other political party other than NEW DEMOCRATS.
  • All County assembly Aspirants must pay a life membership fees of Kshs. 10,000/= besides the nomination fees.
  1. The elections appeals board

There shall be an elections appeals board which shall handle all internal elections disputes within the party. The Elections appeals board shall be constituted from the members of the national election board and four (4) other members from the NEC or as may be decided by National Executive Council. The National Executive Council shall constitute the Elections appeals board three (3) months before the scheduled National General Elections.

  1. Roles and Obligations

11(1)The elections appeals board shall receive, hear and determine all complaints Emanating from the nomination exercise as conducted by the national elections board and or branch elections.

11(2)Any member whether a contestant or an aggrieved voter in the party nominations shall within seventy two(72) hours, after the happening of the event and upon payment of an appeal fees of  Kshs. 50,000/= for civic candidate and Kshs. 1,000,000/= for a parliamentary candidate, lodge a written complaint to the elections appeals board.

11(3). The complaint must specify the following details:-

  1. The name and description of the complainant
  2. The act or omission complained about
  3. The name and description of the person whose act or omission is the subject of the complaint
  4. A brief statement describing the act or omission complained about.

11(4) The election appeals board shall on receipt of the written complaint and upon being satisfied on the competency of the complaint, call upon the complainant and the person against whom the complaint is made , within seventy two (72) hours of the receipt of the complaint to present it any evidence or proof either for or against the complaint, after which it shall make its finding and give directions or decisions thereof.

 

  1. Elections of the regional council members

(a). The national elections board shall advertise to all party members wishing to contest any of the regional executive council positions to apply for nomination to contest for the same at least 21 days before the date of the regional annual delegate’s conference or special regional delegate’s conference.

(b). The national elections board shall issue certificate of compliance to all applicants it has cleared.

(c). The national elections board shall publish the names of the cleared applicants and inform all the branches about the said names for the branch records.

(d). The national elections board shall preside over the elections at the regional annual delegate’s conference or special regional delegate’s conference either by itself or by the assistance of the electoral commission of Kenya or any other relevant body.

(e). The elections of the party officials shall be by the secret ballot and simple majority shall decide the winners.

(f). The national elections board shall count announce the results and declare the winners at the conference.

(g). The national elections board shall present the list of the elected officials to the secretary general for purposes of keeping proper records.

  1.  Qualifications for election as a national /regional executive council member  For a party member to qualify to be elected as a national/ regional executive council member, he or she shall have the following qualification:-
  1. Must be a life member of the party.
  2. Must have served as registered members of the party for at least one (1) year.
  • Must have a Kenyan National identify card
  1. Must be a registered voter
  2. Must pay prescribed fees as may be decided by the party from time to time fees to contest for the various elective positions.

I4.   Elections of the branch council members.

(a). The national elections board or branch elections board shall advertise to all party members wishing to contest any of the branch council positions to apply for nomination to contest for the same at least 21 days before the date of the branch annual delegate’s conference or a special branch delegate’s conference.

(b). The national elections board or branch elections board shall scrutinize the applications and shall issue certificate of compliance to all applicants it has cleared.

(c). The national elections board shall publish the names of the cleared applicants and inform all the sub branches’ records.

(d). The national elections board or branch elections board shall preside over the elections at the branch annual delegate’s conference or special branch delegate’s conference either by itself or by the assistance of the electoral commission of Kenya or any other relevant body.

(e). The elections of the party officials shall be by secret ballot and simple the majority shall decide the winners.

(f). The national elections board or branch elections board shall count, announce the results and declare the winners at the conference.

(g). The national elections board or branch elections board shall present the list of the elected official to the secretary general for the purpose of keeping records.

  1. Qualification for elections as a branch council member

      For a party member to qualify to be elected as a branch council member he or she shall have the following qualifications:-

  1. Must be either a life member or a seasonal member
  2. Must have a Kenyan identify card
  3. Must be a registered voter
  4. Must pay nomination fees of Kshs.1,000/= for the position of  chairperson, secretary general, treasurer and the organizing secretary and their deputies.
  1. Elections of the sub-branch council members

(a). The national elections board or branch elections board shall advertise to all party members wishing to contest any of the branch council positions to apply for nomination to contest for the same at least 21 days before the date of the sub-branch annual general meeting or special sub-branch general meeting.

(b). The national elections board or branch elections board shall scrutinize the applications and shall issue certificate of compliance to all applicants it has cleared.

(c). The national elections board shall publish the names of the cleared applicants and inform all the members within the sub-branch general meeting about the said names for the sub-branch’s records.

(e). The national elections board or branch elections board shall preside over the sub-branch annual general meeting or special sub-branch general meeting either by itself or by the assistance of the electoral commission of Kenya or any other relevant body

(f). The elections of the party officials shall be secret ballot and simple majority shall decide the winners.

(g). The national elections board or branch elections board shall count and announce the results and declare the winners at the conference

All party elections shall be conducted under the above rules party rules and regulations and may be subject to further regulations as maybe prescribed by the registrar of political parties and the independent electoral and boundaries commission (IEBC).

The national executive council shall review the rules and regulations from time to time to address any legal technicalities.

 Official charges for 2017 aspirants.

Life membership fees.  KSHS:

  1. MCA ASPIRANTS;-----------------------------------Ksh. 10,000/=
  2. NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MPS ;---------------------- Ksh. 20,000/=
  3. CWMP’S (WOMEN REP’S) ;-- ---------------------- Ksh.   20,000/=
  4. SENATORS;------------------------------------------ Ksh. 50,000/=
  5. GOVORNORS;----------------------------------------Ksh. 50,000/= 
  6. DEPUTY GOVERNORS;------------------------------Ksh. 20,000/=
  7. PRESIDENTIAL;--------------------------------------Ksh. 100,000/=  

 NOTE: all party members aspiring for any party office across the country shall pay a life membership fee of kshs: 5,000/= and shall be issued with a  life membership certificate:

Nomination fees

  1. Mca aspirants;-----------------------------------Kshs: 20,000/=
  2.  Parliamentary aspirants----------------------Kshs: 100,000/=
  3. Cwmp’s (women reps)-------------------------Kshs: 100,000/=.
  4. Senatorial aspirants;---------------------------Kshs: 200,000/=
  5. Deputy governor;-------------------------------Kshs; 100,000/=
  6. Governor -----------------------------------------Kshs; 200,000/=
  7. Presidential aspirants;-------------------------Kshs; 500,000/=

NB:_ Women,youth and persons with disabilities aspiring for the above seats shall pay 50% of the above rates except for CWMP”s.

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