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Election Petition Rules, 2017

1. Download the Supreme Court (Presidential Election Petition) Rules, 2017 (L.N. 113/2017)

The object of these Rules is to enable the Court to exercise its exclusive original jurisdiction under Article 163(3) (a) of the Constitution. These Rules apply to petitions in respect of presidential elections including petitions arising upon declaration by the Commission of the President-elect.

The Rules provide for filing, grounds, and other matters up to the determination of such petition. The Schedules deal with provisions relating to Petitions and Affidavits; Forms and Fees, respectively.

The Rules also revoke the Supreme Court (Presidential Election Petition) Rules, 2013.


2. Download the Court of Appeal (Election Petition) Rules, 2017 (L.N. 114/2017)

The object of these Rules is to facilitate the just, expeditious and impartial determination of election petition appeals in exercise of the Court’s appellate jurisdiction under Article 164 (3) of the Constitution. These Rules apply to the conduct of appeals from decisions of the High Court in election petitions and matters relating thereto.

The Rules deal with the initiation, filing and service of appeals. They also deal with the administration of the Court, duration for hearing and determination of election petition appeals.


3. Download the Elections (Parliamentary and County Elections) Petitions Rules, 2017 (L.N. 116/2017)

The objective of these Rules is to facilitate the just, expeditious, proportionate and affordable resolution of elections petitions. These Rules shall apply to petitions in respect of the election of-

(a) Members of Parliament;

(b) County Governors; and

(c) Members of County Assemblies.

The Rules deal with the constitution of an election court; presentation and commencement of petitions. They also deal with the recount of votes or examination of tallying and scrutiny of votes. The Schedules deal with Forms and Fees, respectively.

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