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IEBC LISTED 1,031,645 new voters in the second phase of the national voter registration exercise that ended on Feb 06.

The Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission fell short of its goal of enrolling 1,031, 645 million voters in the just-completed Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise, which had a target of 4.5 million voters.“By the close of business on February 6, the ECVR phase II had realized a total of 1,031, 645 new voters. Further a total of 396,163 registered voters applied to transfer registration centres of their choice,” read the statement in parts.

In terms of voter registration among diaspora people, the IEBC registered 2,959 new voters, 2,964 sought transfers, and 2036 requested changes to their information.The new numbers now take the total registered voters during the two phases to 2.5 million voters after the commission registered 1,519, 294 voters in the first phase against the targeted 6 million voters.
With over 3.5 million new voters yet to register, the commission directed its offices in the 290 constituencies to undertake Continuous Voter Registration.To carry out the new instruction, the polling agency has placed three BVR kits in each constituency and one kit in each Huduma Centre across the country, allowing those who would have obtained ID cards after the election to register.
The IEBC’s improved continuous voter registration program came to an end today, with the IEBC on track to fall short of its 2.9 million new voter registration goal. From January 17 to February 6, the second part of the registration process began. The commission also began voter registration, allowing Kenyans living in seven other countries to participate in the August 9 General Election.
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