The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has launched an electronic voter verification system ahead of August 9th polls.
The verification exercise which kicked off on May 5 will end on Thursday, June 2.
A statement by the commission dated Thursday, May 5, announced that Kenyans can verify details of their registration by sending SMS or through the portal.
1.Registered voters can send their ID or passport numbers used in the registration process via SMS to 70000.
SMS costs KES 10 on Safaricom, Airtel, and Telkom.
You will receive an sms with
- Your registration names
- Your County of Registration
- Your Constituency of registration
- Your polling station code
- Your polling station
- Your ward of registration
2. Registered voters can visit the IEBC voter verification portal where they will key in their details on the electronic platform.
The electoral body further announced that incorrect data would be rectified before the exercise is closed.
“Visit the commission website portal verify.iebc.or.ke. In the event, your details are incorrectly captured, visit your registration center,” read the statement in part.
Additionally, IEBC stated that their officials in their registration centers across the country would also help Kenyans struggling with the electronic methods.
“Visit your registration center or IEBC office in your constituency with your original ID or valid passport that you used to register as a voter,” IEBC stated.
The statement by the electoral body comes days after the commission postponed countrywide voter registration until March 13, 2023.
IEBC chairperson, Wafula Chebukati, noted that the move would help registered voters verify their biometrics even as the commission cleans up the voter register ahead of the August 9 polls.
“In exercise of powers conferred by Article 83 and 88 (4) of the Constitution of Kenya, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) gives notice that the application for new registration and change in registration of voters in Kenya and for Kenyan citizens living outside the country shall be suspended from May 4, 2022, to March 13, 2023.” Stated IEBC