Second phase of voter registration exercise ongoing

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Palm prints being taken during a voter registration exercise.

Those who have attained 18 years and were not able to register as voters can now do so.

The second phase of the voters’ registration exercise in preparation for the August 9th 2022 general elections is ongoing.

The exercise will be carried out in all County Assembly halls, Institutions of Higher learning, and Huduma centers nationwide upto the 8th of February.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is targeting to register the remaining 4.5 million eligible voters during this exercise.

“The Enhanced Continuous Voter Registration (ECVR) phase 2 offers the last opportunity to eligible Kenyans to register as voters, transfer to another registration center or change particulars of registration,” said IEBC.

To register as a voter, one must have a valid Kenyan passport or National Identity Card; be 18 years of age and above; present him/herself to a voter registration official for capture of biometric and biographic data.

Diaspora Voter Registration

The Diaspora Voter Registration will be carried out for a period of 15 days from the 21st of January, 2022.

IEBC will be carrying out Diaspora Voter Registration Exercise in 12 countries for citizens residing outside Kenya.

“In addition to Kenyans in Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa who participated in the 2017 General Elections, the Commission will extend Diaspora Voter registration to the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, South Sudan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Germany,” said IEBC.

The exercise will be conducted at the Kenyan Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates in the respective countries during working hours.

To register as a voter in the diaspora, one must produce a valid Kenyan Passport (however Kenyans residing within the East African Community may use their Identity Card as an identification document); Be 18 years of age and above; present him/herself to a voter registration official for capture of biometric and biographic data.

“It is important to note that voters registered in the diaspora will only vote for their preferred presidential candidate,” said IEBC.

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