How To Deregister A Voter In Kenya
In this article Keweb. co tries to answer the question by publishing the ways one can deregister a voter in Kenya
Below are the most helpful ways to deregister a voter in Kenya
By Anyliser (self-media writer) | 6 months ago
Now that elections are over and President Ruto has been sworn in as the 5th president of Kenya, there are a lot of issues that are trending. Most Kenyans are currently worried about the cost of fuel as it has increased by a huge sum.
Fuel matters aside, one of the common rumors that you might have heard a few days back is that some Kenyans were demanding to be registered by the IEBC from the voter’s list.
Is it possible to deregister as a Kenyan voter?
If you are keen, you might have probably come across a hoax voter deregistration form. I say that the form is a hoax since the IEBC was not the legitimate source of the form.
Even though the Constitution provides for the registration of Kenyan voters through the IEBC, it does not provide the option for registered voters to be removed from the voting register in the name of deregistration. In case you have registered as a voter, you only have the option of not voting as no one will force you to vote during the general election.
How do you register as a voter?
- An eligible voter must present himself or herself to the registration officer with his/her original identification documents at the designated registration center during working hours.
- The applicant fills out the Application for a Registration form (Form A)
- Registered voters will be issued with a registration acknowledgment slip bearing the voter′s details.
- However, this slip will not be a requirement for voting.
When can someone be denied registration?
- When you are under 18 years of age
- When you are not in possession of the original ID card or a valid Kenyan passport
- When one is un-discharged bankrupt
- When you have been found guilty by an election court or reported to be guilty of any election offense during the preceding five years.
- If a competent court declares you to be of unsound mind
Is an eligible voter allowed to register more than once?
No! A person is only allowed to register once as a voter in a constituency or registration center of his or her choice. It is an offense to register more than once.
What is the penalty for registering more than once?
Persons who have registered more than once are liable on conviction, to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand Kenya shillings or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or both. Such persons shall be barred from participating in the immediate election and the next that follows.
Can a person transfer as a voter to another registration center or constituency?
YES! A person may transfer as a voter to another registration center of his or her choice within the registration period.