The upcoming elections in Kenya are scheduled to be held on 9 August 2022. Voters will elect the president, members of parliament, governors, and members of local assemblies. Everyone with a valid identification card, meaning any adult, is allowed to vote in the upcoming elections.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in Kenya has been registering voters in the past few months with mass registration campaigns. You are eligible to vote only after the registration. Kenyans can check to verify their voter registration details.
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How to check your voter registration details
Kenyans have two methods of verifying their voter registration details: SMS and IEBC’s online portal. Here is the step-by-step procedure to check your voter registration details.
How to check your voter registration details via SMS
- Open the SMS app
- Tap Start chat
- Enter 70000 as the recipient
- Type your ID number and your year of birth in the following format IDNumber#YearofBirth
- Send the message
Ensure you have at least Ksh. 20 of Airtime on your phone. You need Ksh. 20 to send the message. You will receive information about your county, constituency, ward, and polling station, through SMS.
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How to check your voter registration details online
- Go to https://verify.iebc.or.ke
- Enter your ID number
The system will show your voter registration details. Sometimes, it takes time to load this page. Some people have also reported errors in their names and details. These errors might not allow them to vote in the upcoming election.
You need to confirm that your details are in order to avoid any kind of inconveniences on the polling day. Right details will allow you to vote in the General Elections.
This week, four candidates were cleared by IBEC to run for president, with polls showing that William Ruto and former prime minister Raila Odinga are leading the race.