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IIEC launches electronic voter registration (EVR) pilot in Kenya.

In the news yesterday, as of the 12th of April 2010 to the 21st may 2010, Kenya’s Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC) will register voters electronically for the first time ever in 18 selected constituencies. The pilot will cover the 18 constituencies of Kamkunji, Langata, Mvita, Malindi, Dujis, Wajira East, Isiolo South, Imenti Central, Mbooni, Nyeri Town, Kikuyu, Eldoret North, Nakuru Town, Ainamoi, Ikolomani, Webuye, Kisumu Town West and Bonchari. The Electronic Voter Registration (EVR) process will also cover over 1,400 registration centers and approximately 1.8 million voters details will be captured.

EVR uses biometrics for both face recognition and fingerprint using a special camera and a thumb print reader. Therefore, EVR is able to accurately identify registered voters which will be key in eliminating cases of voter fraud during elections. Apart from being highly accurate, the EVR system is faster and more efficient than the current manual voter registration process in place. However, the requirements for EVR remain the same as the manual process meaning that a valid ID card or Passport are still needed.

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5 Comments

  1. Daniel Kinuthia
    May 19, 2010 at 12:29 pm — Reply

    I have decided that ‘I would better have it and not need it rather than need it ans not have it,’ so I had to browse and know where the electronic registration points are, this helped alot thanks.

  2. May 20, 2010 at 9:49 am — Reply

    Sir/Madam,

    i am a university graduate and i would like to register for Mbooni constituency.

    Miriam Mutuku

  3. November 24, 2011 at 3:13 pm — Reply

    I would like to register for Webuye constituency.

    • May 15, 2012 at 7:22 am — Reply

      I think it is a good for the election, and i hope i can do something for it.

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