Facebook has signed a deal with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of Kenya to send reminders to its users on verifying their election details. This means Kenyans on Facebook will start receiving alerts to confirm their identification details.
In a deal done yesterday, IEBC communications manager Andrew Limo said that by working with Facebook they hoped to raise awareness to voters to confirm their identifications as the Country gears towards the general elections in August.
Facebook will target Kenyans aged 18+ and will bring notifications on election identification details on top of their feed. This will enable most Facebook users see the message and visit their polling station to verify the details.
As reported by the Business Daily magazine, the U.S company will help the election firm to get more people to understand the process of getting their identification details confirmed. This move is also said to be targeting youth who are the majority on Facebook. It also follows the low turn out being witnessed in most verification camps.
IEBC is using this deal to help in making the upcoming polls more accurate and full of integrity so that there would not arise complains from either the citizens or those vying for various positions.