Orange Democratic Movement party,Kisii county officials have decried dismal on-going voter registration in the area and moved to reverse the trend.
Speaking at Agricultural Traning center,the officials launched an all-out strategy involving eligible voters mobilization through caravans in the county’s 11 sub counties register.
The officials who included governor James Ongwae,Senator Prof. Sam Ongeri,Women rep. Janet Ong’era and several MCAs stressed on intensification of the exercise to boost the area’s numerical strength in the ballot.
Ongwae challenged party officials to aim at improving the registration figures from the current 6,000 against the expected over 20,000 new voters within a month.
The programme will be voluntarily funded adequately to meet the set objectives,he added.
Senator ongeri encouraged the county residents to get right the demographic statistics come next year’s general elections.
Reminding them that allocation of public resources by parliament was based on statistics as expressed through the ballot,the senator said they should not fail to take the advantage presented.
Ongeri predicted the enhanced number of votes will enable the county bargain for increased economic opportunities and political seats at the national level.
The women rep urged local government administration to give chance to thousands of youths applying for national identity cards for voter registration.
Ong’era remarked it would be embarrassing to miss electing their chosen presidential candidate owing to lack of enough votes.