IEBC Voter Registration: What You need to Know

IEBC Voter Registration

IEBC Voter Registration

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission – Abbreviated as IEBC. IEBC handles Voter registration in Kenya. IEBC Voter Registration: The IEBC is currently conducting mass voter registration for the period: 4th October 2021 to 2nd November 2021

How do you register as a voter

You need to visit a registration center which have been conveniently placed in all the counties. This is to ease the voter registration process. This should be done during working hours i.e between 8am to 5pm.  An eligible voter must present himself or herself to the registration officer with his/her original identification documents. The identification documents are either a national Identity card (ID) or Passport. The applicant fills the Application for Registration form (Form A)

 Once registration is done, the IEBC officials shall issue the voter with a registration acknowledgement slip bearing the voter′s details. It is not a requirement for you to produce this slip during voting.

Do you need to register again if you had previously registered?

You don’t need to register again if you had previously registered. You can however check to confirm your voter registration details at the voter registration centers or at an IEBC office near you. The IEBC requires you to produce an original ID for this process.

Voter registration Eligibility – IEBC Voter Registration

To be registered as a voter you must fulfill the following:

  • Must be a Kenyan Citizen
  • You must be 18 years of age and above
  • Must have an original ID card or a valid Kenyan passport
  • You need to be of sound Mind

You are not eligible to register :-

  • When one is un-discharged bankrupt
  • When you have been found guilty by an election court or reported to be guilty of any election offence during the preceding five years.
  • If a competent court declares you to be of unsound mind

Can you register more than once?

The simple answer is No. Why would you want to do this? It is a one man one vote system.  A person is only allowed to register once as a voter in one constituency or registration centre of his or her choice. It is an offence to register more than once.

What is the penalty of registering more than once?

    Persons who have registered more than once are liable on conviction, to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand Kenya shillings or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or both. Such persons shall be barred from participating in the immediate election and the next that follows.

Can a person transfer as a voter to another registration centre or constituency?

   The simple answer is YES! A person may transfer as a voter to another registration centre or constituency of his or her choice within the registration period.

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