IEBC Announces Second Mass Voter Registration Exercise

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has announced the second phase of the Enhanced Continuous Voter Registration.

Speaking to the media on Friday, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati said the exercise will begin on January 17 and end on February 6, 2022.

“This will be the second and final phase of the Enhanced continuous voter registration in preparation for the general elections,” he said.

Chebukati said that this was made possible after the commission received additional funding from the treasury.

He noted that the exercise will also include Diaspora registration which will begin on January 21 and end on February“ECVR two will also augment the right to register as a voter for Kenyans living in Diaspora in addition to Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa which participated in the 2017 General Election.”

6.Countries that have been included in diaspora registration and voting include; the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, South Sudan, Qatar, UAE and Germany.

Diaspora registration will be conducted during official working hours in embassies and consulates in the said countries.Chebukati said those who will register will only participate in presidential elections.

“The commission will avail a BVR kit at Anniversary Towers for Kenyans who may be here and live abroad to come and register and that will enable them to vote when they are outside the country,” he said.

Once the registration is done, an audit of the voter register will be done. After which inspection and verification of the register will be done.

Chebukati assured Kenyans that the commission is on course with preparations for the August 9, General Elections.

The first phase of the enhanced continuous voter registration began on October 4, 2021 and ended on November 5, 2021.

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