The live event will take place at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems headquarters in Washington from 10:00am to 2:00pm Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, November 2 (5:00pm to 9:00pm Nairobi):
A mandate of the newly appointed Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of Kenya is to enable diaspora voting. With this, there is immense pressure from political parties and diaspora groups to fully enable out-of-country voting during the March 2013 elections. The IEBC has enacted a policy that will allow Kenyan voters to register and vote at 47 embassies worldwide.However, this policy may not completely satisfy the demands for out-of-country voting accessibility.To promote better understanding of this issue among officials and leaders of the Kenyan diaspora, IFES will broadcast a workshop via live webcast to describe the complexities surrounding the out-of-country voting process.Invited experts will examine key topics, including:
- Implementation of out-of-country voting
- Biometric voter registration and its significance in Kenya’s elections
- Costs and benefits of Internet voting
- Registration and voting procedures for members of the Kenyan diasporaFeatured speakers will include:
- Ahmed Issack Hassan, Chairman, IEBC
- Peter Erben, Senior Global Electoral Adviser and Chief of Party in Indonesia, IFES
- J. Alex Halderman, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of MichiganModerated by Mike Yard, Chief of Party in Kenya, IFESThis event will be webcast.
Here is the link for the IFES Multimedia page for the webcast.
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