V-Engage: Voter Messaging Competition 2017

Publication Date: 
5 May 2017

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The V-Engage challenge is a flagship activity to support the voter education efforts of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), encourage youth participation in the electoral process and to encourage choices that will shape our communities.

This challenge seeks to find innovative, creative, motivational ideas and messaging developed by young people for young people (ages 18-35) to encourage each other to “get out the vote” in August 2017. Further messaging from this challenge will inform voter education messages for reaching out to the youth throughout the electoral period.

Every vote really does count-
it is not just something people say-
and if you don't believe it, come to a recount.

The initiatives feature hands-on activities that seek to enhance knowledge and understanding of how Kenya's democracy works, the role youth play and to have them depict it in their own way. The theme of this challenge is encouraging all young people to be engaged and come out to the polls on August 8, 2017.

Key Dates

The challenge opens on May 9, 2017 and runs up to July 13, 2017.

Challenge Questions

On August 8, 2017, Kenyans will cast their ballots to elect their fifth president. We want to know:

  • Are you motivated to cast your ballot?
  • Do you know your leaders?
  • What message will encourage you to go to your polling station come August?
  • Do you have ideas on how to encourage your friends to come out and vote?
  • Do you have ideas for encouraging young women to come out to vote?

To learn more about how you can take part in V2Engage, please click here.