The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has started verifying the voter register, putting a hold on voter registration until March 13 of next year.
The Kenyan electoral commission, the IEBC, has established a short messaging service (SMS) that allows voters to verify their registration status.
Voters can now send their ID number to 70000. The IEBC responds with a text message that includes the voter’s name, county, polling station number, and ward.
The SMS will cost you KES 10.
You can also visit verify.iebc.or.ke
The verification process will last for a month, giving the public the chance to double-check that their information was entered accurately during registration.
In compliance with the law, the IEBC will check biometric data and voter information.
“A person who duly applied to be registered and his or her name or biometric data has not been captured correctly in the register of voters may make a claim to the Registration Officer within the period prescribed for verification,” said IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati in a Kenya Gazette Notice dated April 28.
Kenyans can also check their voter registration information by visiting any IEBC office at the constituency level and presenting their identification cards or valid passports.
The commission is giving this chance to those who seek to switch polling stations and Kenyans residing abroad.
The completion of the verification procedure will allow the final register to be gazetted and utilized in the August 9, 2022 general elections.