IEBC registers 12,123 new voters
22 October 2014, 20:05
Nairobi - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced that it has registered 12,123 new voters in the exercise that kicked off in May.
A statement from the commission said the Lower Eastern region, which covers Machakos, Makueni and Kitui, was leading with 1799 new voters.
In North Rift region, the commission said it had registered 1,112 new voters, 1,559 voters in Central Nyanza region and 1,043 in Upper Western region.
The commission went ahead to call on Kenyans who have attained the voting age to ensure that they are registered ahead of 2017 General Elections.
“If you were not registered before the 2013 General Elections please make a point of registering,” the statement read in part.
The IEBC adopted a new voter registration outreach strategy enabling Kenyans to enroll as voters at the one-stop public service Huduma Centres.
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Nakuru and Kisii were among the first towns to offer IEBC officials desks to register voters using the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits.
The commission said it had picked Huduma Centres as convenient venues for voter registration because that is where the public go for primary documents for registration such as ID cards and Passports.
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