Today IEBC commission launched enhanced continuous voter registration in Nakuru county. The launch was attended by IEBC commissioners led by the chairman Wafula Chebukati, Nakuru elected leaders and Riftvalley regional commissioner George Natembeya. The event took place at Athletics Club in Nakuru county.
During the launch, Nakuru governor Lee Kinyanjui championed for online voting and online mass voter registration in the coming 2022 general election. He said that time has come for the commission to embrace technology in their electoral process.
The first term governor said that majority of Kenyans are computer literate and are able to vote and register online. He gave an example of how Kenyans transact billions via mobile phones even the elderly. He also gave an example of banks, businesses and government digital operations.
The governor said that if the commission embraces ICT it will avoid long queues during election period. He further said that this will reduce costs and enhance integrity and credibility in the electoral process.
The governor further challenged members of parliament to amend the electoral law to accommodate digital process in IEBC commission and to also allocate adequate funds. He said that the big challenge is that the electoral laws are rigid and do not allow electronic registration and voting.
The governor shared this information on his official Facebook page. Below is the link of the governor's speech.
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