REPORT ON THE QUALITY OF THE PRINCIPAL REGISTER OF VOTERS USED ON 4TH MARCH 2013 GENERAL ELECTIONS IN KENYA

 

Beyond Digital: Is an assessment of the quality of the principal register of voters that was used on 4th March 2013 general elections with an aim of establishing its accuracy, comprehensiveness and timeliness. Two methodologies were used during this assessment. These were computer tests and statistically rigorous field test (People-to- List).

Computer tests involved undertaking a series of logical tests to analyze an electronic copy of the voters list to determine the degree of errors and registration rates and trends for various demographic groups.

The People-to- List field survey sought to determine whether there were people who were eligible to vote and who appeared to have attempted to register, but whose names and other details were absent from the principal register of voters or from the special register or were inaccurate.