IEBC to launch national continuous voter registration exercise

Written By: KNA
2014

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The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairperson Wafula Chebukati will next week on Monday launch the national continuous voter registration exercise at Unoa grounds in Makueni County.

County Elections Coordinator Aisha Mohammed said the continuous voter registration exercise is geared towards registering new voters as well as deleting names of dead persons from the voter register.

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The exercise will also allow voters to change their polling stations and correct voter particulars like wrong identification numbers and misspelled names.

Addressing the press on Thursday in Wote, Ms.Mohammed said the registration of voters will take place at the constituency offices and urged young people who have attained the age of 18 years to turn out in large numbers and register as voters.

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“IEBC is compelled by the constitution to conduct a continuous voter registration exercise which will be launched by IEBC Chairman and our main target is the youth,” she said.

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The county elections coordinator said IEBC targets to register 9,000 new voters by December across the county.

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“Currently we have 423,301 registered voters in Makueni and our target is to register as many residents as possible by 2022, ” she said.

The launch will be graced by Governor Kivutha Kibwana among other elected leaders.

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