How Kenyans in the diaspora will register to vote

Voter Registration. Photo / COURTESY
Voter Registration. Photo / COURTESY

The IEBC is mandated by the Constitution to register all eligible Kenyans as voters, prepare, maintain and revise the register of voters.

For purposes of the upcoming elections in 2017, Kenyans living outside the country will be able to register and participate in the elections. The Commission will conduct voter registration in Bujumbura in Burundi, Arusha and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Kigali in Rwanda, Kampala in Uganda and Pretoria in South Africa.

The voter registration for Kenyan citizens residing in the 5 countries mentioned above kicked off yesterday and will be conducted from 20th February 2017 to 6th March 2017.

In order to register as a voter, one must:

1. Be a Kenyan citizen,

2. Be 18 years of age and above,

3. Have a valid Kenyan passport

4. Be of sound mind.

5. Not have been convicted of an election offence during the preceding five years

If you're in the diaspora and you live in these countries, be sure to register. It's an opportunity not to be missed.

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