IEBC JOBS:Phase II (January) Voter Registration Enumerators Vacancies Announced.
IEBC Announces Recruitment Of Several Enumerators In The Second Phase Of Voter Registration
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has advetized vacancies of several enumerators as the second phase of voter registration scheduled January 2022 approaches.
IEBC has revealed that it will be holding the second phase of mass voter registration come January 2022.
IEBC acting CEO, Hussein Marjan, has informed the mass that finances for the exercise had been allocated by the national treasury. The acting IEBC CEO was speaking during the <span;>Editor’s Guild Annual Convention.
IEBC is pushing to reach more eligible voters in the exercise who did not register during the first phase of voter registration exercise.
The first phase of mass voter registration exercise was conducted between October 4, 2021, and November 5, 2021 where the commission failed to meet its voter registration target by a huge margin.
In phase one only 1.5 million voters were registered out of the target of 6 million. The registered voters only accounted for 25%.
Earlier, IRBC staed that they will not conduct another voter registration exercise because the National Treasury had declined to allocate more money to oversee the exercise. The total amount of money IEBC needed for the entire registration exercise was Ksh40.9 billion.
IEBC Chair, Wafula Chebukati, had earlier hinted that the registration would recommence when he appeared before the senate committee on Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights.
The commission also revealed that it would be extending the registration to the diaspora community, although not all Kenyans abroad will get an opportunity to vote.
Countries that will have diaspora voter registration as per IEBC’s list include Qatar, South Sudan, United Arab Emirates, United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany.
IEBC has also stated that it is in the process of ironing issues that have marred its tendering process, which they expect to settle by the end of the year.