The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has today launched the Enhanced Continuous Voter Registration (ECVR) drive in Nakuru County.
The exercise, according to IEBC targets to register six million new voters who have attained 18 years and have acquired national identification cards or have valid passports, or other citizens who were not registered in previous registrations.
The exercise will run for a period of 30 days until 2nd November 2021 in all the 1,450 County Assembly Wards across the Country.
“I ask political parties to ensure that their members who are not registered voters, to reach out to them and encourage them to come and register,” said IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati.
Voter registration exercise has also commenced in Nairobi’s Westlands constituency.
Speaking as the drive began at the Kitisuru Chief’s camp, Westlands MP, Timothy Wanyonyi called on the government to avail the Sh14 billion IEBC requires to conduct elections.
“The people at the treasury should not limit giving IEBC money. Let them give that budget so that they can manage to run an election without any problems,” he said.
Since 2018 to 31st August 2021 the Commission has registered a total of 180,938 new voters which according to IEBC, is a low number.