Oct 21, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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You don’t have to travel upcountry to register as a voter – IEBC

Kenyans do not need to travel to their home regions to change their voter registration information or to register as voters for the upcoming elections.

IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati told MPs on Tuesday that the list is being drawn up can be in one of 52 Huduma centers across the country.

“However, voter transfers would need to be approved at the constituency level,” he said.

Chebukati says this is too that the polling officer confirmed that the voter moved to a new area and stayed in the constituency for six months.

He reported that at least 243,220 new voters had been registered as of Tuesday, October 13th.

Chebukati said the commission staff are also going through the districts to mobilize locals to register.

The commission identified 27,241 registration centers that form the basis of the registration areas in the districts.

Minde at least 7,722 BVR kits were used, with each of the 1450 districts having the same number of kits.

Cen. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tral backyard reported the lowest turnout in the ongoing mass electoral roster initiated by the IEBC last Monday. IEBC data shows seven counties out of the 10 regions in the region to be among those with the lowest percentages of the new voter targets.

At the same time, politicians seem to be relocating voters from other regions, considering the IEBC has received over 5,200 transfer requests from voters in the past seven days.

While the IEBC aims to list over 385,000 new voters in Kiambu, only 2,334 registered in the first week, which is one percent.

Nyeri recorded 1,915 out of 148,995 voters – one percent. Nyandarua had 1,495 out of a county target of 109,652 new voters.