How to register, resign from a political party on the ORPP portal on eCitizen –

The 2022 general election is only five months away and the political scene is already heating up with leaders campaigning from below.

Last year, the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties faced a big hurdle after it emerged that a majority of Kenyans had been mistakenly registered with various political parties without knowing it.

As a result, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner issued a directive requiring the ORPP to deregister all Kenyans who had been mistakenly registered with political parties.

The ORPP launched its services on eCitizen three months ago, effectively giving Kenyans the power to manage their individual affiliations with political parties.

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The portal will allow joining a political party, checking its registration status and resigning from a political party.

This article will guide you through the steps of verifying, registering and resigning from a political party.

How to check status

  • open the citizen site
  • If you already have an account, sign in with your email or ID number and password. If you are new to the site, click to register and enter your details.
  • Once the website is open, scroll down the range of services to “Office of the Registrar of Political Parties”. and click on it
  • Click on the first option written “Political Affiliation Status”
  • Click ‘complete’ to view your status.
  • Here you can confirm if you have been registered for a party, and if so, if it is the party of your choice.

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To join a political party

  • Click on ‘Registration of members of political parties’
  • Enter and fill in all the details on the next page
  • click on register to submit your registration request.

Resign from a political party

  • Click on ‘resignation from political party membership’
  • The page will display the party you are registered for
  • Click unsubscribe and submit to have your details removed from the party.

According to the ORPP, the secretary general of the party concerned will receive the request and notify the Registrar of Political Parties within seven days to have your name deregistered. It is also impossible to register for a political party while you have a pending resignation.

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