Change polling station at constituency offices – IEBC

700K have requested to do so

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An elderly Maasai woman casts her vote in 2013. PHOTO: CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/GETTY

If you are a voter and wish to change your polling station for the August 8-scheduled elections, you are required to apply for the transfer at IEBC constituency offices.

This decision was reached after more than 100 members of the Political Parties Liaison Committee met on Tuesday, January 10, amid revelation that 700,000 people applied to have their polling stations changed during last year’s first phase of mass voter registration.

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The committee also brainstormed on strategies to be used during the forthcoming one-month second phase of mass voter registration exercise by IEBC set for next week.

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An IEBC official takes a voter’s fingerprint details during the first phase of the mass voter registration drive in February last year. PHOTO: MONICAH MWANGI/THE STAR

The exercise kicks off on Monday, January 16 and will come to a close a month later on February 15.

The committee said via a statement on Tuesday, January 10, that among key issues addressed in the meeting was the distribution of Biometric Voter Registration kits, voter education and election timeliness.

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The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is also urging various stakeholders including political parties and government agencies to sensitise and mobilise those who qualify to turn out to register as voters.

This is happening at a time when political parties are prepping to mobilise their unregistered supporters who run into millions, to register so as to boost their chances of winning, seven months to the General Election.

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