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IEBC to roll out voter education campaign this month

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

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 3 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is set to 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.

Among them include Luhya Spokesperson Musalia Mudavadi who on Saturday called on the Luhya Community to come out in large numbers and register as voters.

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Cord leader Raila Odinga last month called on his supporters to register as voters to help defeat President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2017.

He said winning the presidency will depend on how many people who long for change register and cast votes in the polls.

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