Inside IEBC’S Plan To Publish Voter Register & The Procedure Of Voter Verification.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced that the official voter register will be gazetted on or before June 9.
This is because the voter verification process, which allows eligible voters to confirm their information, is set to expire on June 2.
IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati told the press at the Bomas of Kenya on Thursday that there had been no breach in the registration data, and that voters would be able to review the publication once it was made public.
“I want to assure Kenyans that their data is safe, no data has been lost and will be lost, there has been no breach or any form of interference with the register which is under audit, then we shall have a final register on or before 9th,” noted Chebukati.
Chebukati went on to say that the poll body will combine talks and reviews with KPMG, an audit firm, to ensure a transparent process for Kenyans.
“KPMG will be incorporated in the final register, the commission will certify it and gazette it by 9th then it will be broken down in form of counties and constituencies in readiness for elections,” said Chebukati.
Those who have problems with their data can make a claim with a valid identity card or passport to the Registration Officer at any IEBC office across the country before the verification period ends.
A voter can also verify their information by sending an SMS to 70000 or visiting the Commission’s website portal.