IEBC Kicks Off Voter Verification Exercise

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The Independent, Electoral, and Boundaries Commission has commenced a voter verification exercise in the country ahead of the August 9th polls.

According to the commission’s Chairman, Wafula Chebukati in a gazette notice, Voter registration will be paused until March 13, 2023.

The voter registration exercise will provide a voter register to the public so as to allow every voter to confirm whether their details were captured correctly during registration.

The commission is expected to carry out the exercise in accordance with the Kenyan law, section 6 A of the Elections Act, 2011.

Registered voters are therefore advised to visit IEBC offices at the constituency level and present their identification cards or valid passport that was used to register as a voter.

IEBC has further said that, in case of issues with one’s data, they should make a claim to the Registration Officer at any IEBC office across the country with a valid identity card or passport within the period.

The commission also targets people who want to change their polling station and Kenyans living in the diaspora.

“The IEBC gives notice that the application for new registration and change in registration of voters in Kenya and for Kenyan citizens living outside the country shall be suspended from May 4 to March 13, 2023,” said Mr. Chebukati.

IEBC affirmed that despite the time frame allocated for the exercise according to the laws of Kenya, they will give Kenyans enough time to ensure that everything is okay before the election date.

The commission hopes to effectively achieve the exercise through outreach campaigns.

The exercise will pave the way for the gazetting of a new register to be used during the August 9th election.

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