Kenya enters era of electronic voting

…E-voting…Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya stepped forward into the era of electronic voting after registration under a pilot project to test the system was launched in 18 constituencies simultaneously.

Prime Minister Raila, who kicked off the exercise in his Lang’ata Constituency on Monday, and his wife Ida, were the first Kenyans to register as voters through the new system that saw them complete the exercise in four minutes only.

He said the Electronic Voter Register was a revolution from the outdated manual voter registration that was “susceptible to abuse by partisan electoral officials”.

“The launch of e-voter registration which will finally mature to voting through the system is a huge milestone…

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