In order to effectively and efficiently fulfil its constitutional mandate, the Electoral Commission has put in place a Strategic Plan covering the Financial Years 2015/16 - 2021/22 to guide it in the performance of its functions.
This approach has previously enabled the Commission to conduct general elections in a smooth manner for it provides for phased funding of key election activities thereby easing funding pressure on government given the limited resource envelope.
During the period under review, the Electoral Commission’s strategies will be anchored on six Key Result Areas, namely:
an institutionally strengthened Election Management Body (EMB);
free, fair and transparent elections;
credible, accurate and accessible National Voters’ Register;
effective and comprehensive Voter Education;
an efficient service-oriented/ stakeholders focused Election Management Body (EMB); and
a strengthened Monitoring and Evaluation Framework.
This Strategic Plan was developed after consultation and involvement of various stakeholders in a transparent manner and the Commission pledges to continue involving them in its implementation. Secondly, the Commission reviewed its previous Strategic Plan and carried out a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis; stakeholder analysis, value scan, operational environment, that is Political, Economical, Social, Technological, Environmental and Legal (PESTEL) and developed a balanced scorecard..
CCEDU Coordinator Mr Crispy Kaheru was among the CSO heads who attended the launch.