Elongation of voters registration program proposed

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has proposed to increase the period for key electoral activities in response to the challenges experienced in the 2013 elections.
Firstly, IEBC Chairman Issack Hassan has proposed an extension of the period of certification of the voter register from 14 days to 30 days to the election, arguing that it will provide more time for printing of the register, loading data into EVID (Electronic Voter Identification Device) and dispatching them to returning officers.
Secondly, while addressing the 6th Leadership Retreat of the National Assembly at Serena Beach Hotel, Mombasa, Mr Hassan suggested an extension of the closure of the ongoing voter registration and voters’ transfer request period from 60 days to 90 days to the election date.

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