19 December 2012

Kenya: BVR Comes to an End in Kenya

Biometric Voter registration for the upcoming election in Kenya on March 4, 2013 ended on Tuesday December 18, after a period of one month during which eligible voters were urged to register.

Many residents had turned up on the final day to be registered by clerks using biometric kits despite the heavy rain.

According to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) 12.7 million Kenyans had enrolled on Sunday, far fewer than the target of 18 million. A last-minute surge in registrations was not expected to push the figure far beyond 13 million.

According to a local media report,the Kenyan High Court declined on Tuesday to issue orders to extend the period of voter registration and at the same time ruled that prisoners would not vote in the poll,

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