2022 ElectionsNEWS

IEBC registered 2.5m new voters, and added 6,000 new poll centres

While releasing the results on Monday, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said the number of registered rose from 19,611,423 in 2017 to 22,120,458 in 2022.

Chebukati also said there has been a 13.08 percent increase in the number of polling stations between the two general elections.

“In 2017 we had 40,883 polling stations, for 2022 we have 46,232 polling stations,” Chebukati said. 

Chebukati further said there has been a 2.6 million increase in the number of eligible voters in the country over the past five years.

He said statistics from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) indicate that in 2017, there were 25,212,096 eligible voters compared to 27,857,598 in 2022.

He said data from the National Registration Bureau (NRB) also indicates that there has been a notable increase in the number of national ID cards issued since 2017. 

In 2017, he said, the NRB issued 25,323,059 ID cards compared to 29,566,678 ID cards issued in 2022.

This, he said, represents a 16.76 percent growth.

“If you look at the enrollment rate, in 2017 registered voters by IEBC compared to eligible voters by KNBS represented 77.78 per cent and in 2022 it represents 79.41 per cent,” Chebukati said.

He said registered voters by IEBC in 2017 compared to the number of IDs issued by NRB in 2017 is 77.44 per cent.

In 2022, the margin dropped to 74.82 per cent.

He said there has also been a noticeable increase in the number of registered voters in the diaspora and prisons.

Chebukati said the number of those registered to vote in the diaspora in 2017 was 4,223 compared to 10,444 in 2022. Registered prisoners in 2017 stood at 5,182 compared to 7,483 in 2022.

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