The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced that it will end the Enhanced Continuous National Voter Registration exercise Friday November 5, 2021 at 5.29 pm.
Announcing the closure in a press statement sent to newsrooms, the IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati said that the conservatory orders that had been issued by the High Court, sitting in Eldoret, on 1st November, 2021 prohibiting the Commission from closing the national voter registration exercise will remain in force until today.
“The said order will stand discharged at 5:30pm same day, effectively marking the close of the Enhanced Continuous Voter Registration (ECVR) campaign,” stated Chebukati.
He at the same time announced that the Commission will provide the country with a comprehensive report on the number of newly registered voters and transfers at the close of the ECVR exercise.
“The Commission will resume the constituency office-based Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) and Revision of the Voter’s Roll upon conclusion of the ECVR,” said the Chairman, noting that the exercise will run until time the Commission publishes a gazette notice suspending the CVR exercise to pave way for Biometric Verification of the Register of Voters (ROV) as required by Law.
He appealed to eligible Kenyans to continue registering as voters during the CVR exercise to enable them exercise their democratic rights as enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
The CVR exercise will include new registration, transfers of registration centres, change of particulars and deletion of dead voters.
By Bernadette Khaduli