IEBC recruits over 21,000 personnel ahead of mass voter registration

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The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has recruited over 21,000 personnel in readiness for the second phase of mass voter registration.
The personnel hired include; 290 Registration Officers, 290 Assistant Registration Officers, 1,775 Voter Registration Officers, 580 ICT Support Assistants, 15,586 Clerks and 2,900 voter educators.
The 30-day recruitment drive which will run from 16th January to 14th February this year is meant to increase the number of registered voters in Kenya by 4-6 million.
According to IEBC, the number of citizens in the register of voters currently stands at 15,857,185.
“This will be the last opportunity for eligible Kenyan citizens to register as voters in the run-up to the August 8th General Election,” IEBC said in a statement.
Addressing a media forum in Nairobi on Tuesday, IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba announced that 7,793 Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits will be deployed countrywide at County Assembly Ward level.
“Kit distribution criteria based on geographical area and the kits will be opened to allow registration across the ward. The kit movement schedule will be shared with locals while voter transfers will be done at constituency level,” Chiloba said.
IEBC also announced that registered voters who wish to transfer their polling station will now make such applications from constituency offices.
“The decision was made following the experience from the first phase of MVR where 700,000 of the 1.4m applications were requests for transfers,” IEBC noted.

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