Kenya to begin fresh voter registration

During the 2007 general elections, there were 13 million voters.

Kenya to begin fresh voter registration

Kenya will begin fresh registration of all voters next week after its botched 2007 election led to deadly protests, the Interim Independent Electoral Commission said on Friday.

"This exercise is open to Kenyan citizens of 18 years and above, who are holders of either a Kenyan identity card or a valid Kenyan passport," the IIEC said in an advertisement in Kenyan dailies.

Kenyans will be have to surrender their old voter registration cards once they are on the new electoral roll.

A new constitution is one of a number of political reforms being implemented and Kenyans expect to vote on a constitution in June.

The next presidential and parliamentary election is scheduled for 2012.

The IIEC replaced the Electoral Commission of Kenya, which was blamed for bungling the 2007 presidential vote tally, prompting disputes that spiralled into vicious tribal killings.

During the 2007 general elections, there were 13 million voters.


Agencies

Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Mart 2010, 13:16

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