13 February 2013

Kenyan Electoral Commission Identifies 20,000 Cases of Double Registration

Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has identified 20,000 cases of double registration from the voter registration exercise in November, Kenya's Capital FM reported Tuesday (February 12th).

The IEBC is in the process of eliminating duplicates from its registers before the March 4th elections, ascertaining whether the double registration was done deliberately or in error, IEBC Chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan said.

"We will gazette the final register before the 18th of this month and we are required by law to check and confirm that the register is clean and we are doing this by checking those who were registered more than once," Hassan said.

He said the agency would dispatch 5,000 battery-operated voter inspection gadgets, each with the biometric data of 400 voters stored on it, to verify voter identity in remote areas without electricity.

Kenya will hold a mock election on February 18th to ensure voters' familiarity with the polling process.

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