Diaspora Voter registration 2022 is underway in Pretoria, South Africa.
Making the announcement last week, the head of Kenya Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Wafula Chebukati said the exercise will continue for 15 days until 4th of February 2022.
A total of 12 countries have been selected and include – United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa. However, there will be delays in some of these countries due to Covid19 protocols and travel restrictions.
These countries were chosen based on:
- Presence of a Kenyan Mission (Embassy, High Commission, or a consulate) as stipulated in law.
- Number of registered citizens with Kenyan Missions in host countries.
- Political environment in host governments which should be conducive, stable, and predictable
- Financial sustainability to support logistical, operational, and administrative costs of conducting such an activity.
Chebukati affirmed the commission’s commitment to afford Kenyans in the affected diaspora countries the opportunity to exercise their democratic right to register as voters to enable them to participate in the upcoming General Election.
Requirements for Voter Registration
- Have a valid Kenyan Passport or a National Identity Card for citizens residing within the East African Community
- Be of eighteen years of age and above
- Present his/ her identification document to the Registration Officer stationed at a designated registration center
- Manually fill Form J being an application form for registration of Kenyan Citizens residing outside Kenya upon arrival at the registration center
- Allow his /her Biometric and biographic data to be taken during registration
For Kenyans living in South Africa, it is advisable to carry your passport and ID during the registration process.
To register, book an appointment with the Kenyan High Commission by CLICKING HERE or the links below.