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ELECTIONS 2017: IEBC RELEASES FINAL LIST OF REGISTERED VOTERS

IEBC final voter register 2017

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Tuesday released the final list of registered voters who will take part in the August 5th general elections.

The audited register compiled by the commission has put the final tally of voters at 19.6 million an increase of more than 5 million voters compared to the 2013 general election.

“The certified Register of Voters for the 2017 General Election has a total of 19,611,423 voters. This number includes 4,393 Diaspora in 5 countries and 5,528 registered in 118 Prisons across the country. Comparatively, the register of voters has increased by 36% (5,222,642 voters) since 2013,” IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said in a statement.

According to IEBC, The current Register of Voters consists of voters registered during 2012 (2013 Register of Voters), Continuous Voter Registration (CVR), and Mass Voter Registration (MVR) phase I and II, the Diaspora and persons deprived of liberty (Prisoners).

The commission said the latest figure was arrived at after taking into considerations findings of the biometric verification exercise that took place between May 9 – June 9, 2017 and the KPMG Audit, which recommended that a total of 88,602 deceased persons who were found to have been registered be expunged from the register.

Drop In Women Voters

IEBC also revealed that there was a two percent drop in women representation in the register of voters.

“In terms of gender representation, the Commission notes that 53% of those registered are male compared to 47% female,”

Notably, the youth (persons aged 18 – 35 years) accounted for 51% (9,930,315) of the registered voters.

The Register of Voters shall be made available online and via SMS for purposes of inspection starting Thursday 29th June 2017 until the Election Day.

IEBC Final Registered Voters Per County, 2017

Nairobi and Kiambu counties top the list of counties with the highest number of voters with Lamu County having the least number of voters.

  • Mombasa: 580,223
  • Kwale: 281,041
  • Kilifi: 508,068 voters
  • Tana River: 118,327 voters
  • Lamu:69,776 voters
  • Taita Taveta: 155,716 voters
  • Garissa: 163,350 voters
  • Wajir: 162,902 voters
  • Mandera: 175,642 voters
  • Marsabit: 141,708 voters
  • Isiolo: 75,338 voters
  • Meru: 702,480 voters
  • Tharaka Nithi: 213,154 voters
  • Embu: 309,468 voters
  • Kitui: 474,512 voters
  • Machakos: 620,254 voters
  • Makueni: 423,310 voters
  • Nyandarua: 335,634 voters
  • Nyeri: 456,949 voters
  • Kirinyaga: 349,836 voters
  • Muranga: 587,126 voters
  • Kiambu: 1,180,920 voters
  • Turkana: 191,435 voters
  • West Pokot: 180,232 voters
  • Samburu: 82,787 voters
  • Trans Nzoia: 339,622 voters
  • Uasin Gishu: 450,055 voters
  • Elgeyo Marakwet: 180,664 voters
  • Nandi: 346,007 voters
  • Baringo: 232,258 voters
  • Laikipia: 246,487 voters
  • Nakuru: 949,618 voters
  • Narok: 341,730 voters
  • Kajiado: 411,193 voters
  • Kericho; 375,668 voters
  • Bomet: 322,012 voters
  • Kakamega: 743,736 voters
  • Vihiga: 272,409 voters
  • Bungoma: 559,850 voters
  • Busia: 351,048 voters
  • Siaya; 457,953 voters
  • Kisumu: 539,210 voters
  • Homa Bay: 476,875 voters
  • Migori: 388,633 voters
  • Kisii: 546,580 voters
  • Nyamira: 278,853 voters
  • Nairobi: 2,250,853 voters
    Diaspora: 4,393 voters
    Prisons: 5,528 voters

 

 

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