IEBC TO START VOTER EDUCATION CAMPAIGN THIS JANUARY


BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI, 3RD JAN ,2016-The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has revealed that  it will  roll out a voter education campaign for mass voter registration from 16th January to 15th February, 2017.

This is ahead of the 2017 General Election slated for August.

IEBC has called for applications for temporary staff positions of Ward-Based Voter Educators to help carry out this exercise.

The Ward-Based Voter Educators will be reporting to the Constituency Elections Coordinator with the task of facilitating voter education activities in liaison with local stakeholders, relevant authorities and community leaders.

The Educators will also distribute and disseminate voter education material in schools, churches/mosques, health centers, markets, community centers, farms, business centers and at any other convenient places.

Eligible applicants should hand deliver their applications together with relevant testimonials to the IEBC Constituency office of the respective Ward applied for, by Friday January 6, 2017.

The move is intended to ensure as many people as possible register before the general poll.

Politicians have been calling on their supporters to register as voters.

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