#KenyaDecides, 140 Characters at a Time [Storify] -- UPDATED
BY Julia Wetherell | Wednesday, March 6 2013
Votes are still being tallied for the 2013 Kenya elections, a ballot that has been characterized far more by open and civil discourse than the violence that marred the fallout from the presidential race in 2007.
Ballot casting was relatively peaceful throughout the day on Monday. For most Kenyans, the only obstacle to voting was a long line at the polling station.
But there was some serious pre-election violence, with at least 15 people killed in the coastal city of Mombasa early Monday morning. Both leading candidates, Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Prime Minister Raila Odinga, were quick to condemn the incident.
Biometric devices were used as a means of preventing voter fraud, but they failed to work at some polling stations. According to early reports throughout the country, voter turnout may have been as high as 70 percent. While some provisional polls have called the election for Kenyatta, official results have yet to be announced.
On Tuesday, thousands of votes that had been thrown out under Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) regulations came into question. According to some reports, the IEBC has since switched from the digital system that was tracking provisional results to an all-paper count.
We have aggregated some selected tweets to summarize events on this Election Day, with a focus on how technology was — or wasn't — working as the votes came in.
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This article has been updated.