Kenya’s electoral agency, IEBC suspends voter registration over August polls

Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has suspended the continuous voter registration that has been ongoing from February to March 2023.

The electoral agency said the suspension will give it sufficient time to verify the voter register ahead of the August 9 General elections.

The suspension also affects those who want their polling stations changed 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, 2022, to March 13, 2023,” said IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati.

Chubukati announced that the verification process will kick off on May 4 and end on June 2, 2022.

"The IEBC gives notice that the new preliminary register of voters has been completed and is available for verification for a period of 30 days from May 4 to June 2, 2022," noted Chebukati.

A person who duly applied to be registered and his or her name or biometric data has not been captured correctly in the register of voters may make a claim to the registration officer within the period prescribed for verification.

After the verification process is completed, the register will be gazetted for use in the August 9 General Election.

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