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9 Things You Need To Know About The Voters Roll

by Tariro D. Senderayi We are in full election mode and you will hear a lot of conversations and debate surrounding the voters roll. We have compiled 9 things that you need to know about a Voters Roll: 1. A voter’s roll is the cornerstone of the administration of a democratic election thus it should be accurate and up to date. 2. An ideal voter’s … Continue reading 9 Things You Need To Know About The Voters Roll

Is it Govt policy for Zanu PF to use school buses?

By Staff Reporter BUDIRIRO legislator Costa Machingauta on Wednesday took the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to task by demanding to know if it was a government policy for political parties to use school vehicles to ferry people to their rallies and meetings. Machingauta’s question comes on the back of reports from civic society organisation that the ruling party Zanu PF is not only … Continue reading Is it Govt policy for Zanu PF to use school buses?

ZEC wants US$274m for elections

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Rita Makarau has told Parliament that her commission requires about US$274 million to conduct the 2018 elections. Appearing before a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Woman and Gender, Justice Makarau told the legislators that her commission is ready to hold elections at any time they are announced and has since submitted a budget to the treasury for … Continue reading ZEC wants US$274m for elections

What You Need To Know About Proof Of Residence In Order To Vote In 2018

By Tariro Senderayi A proof of residence is a document confirming where you live – it needs to have both your full name and your address printed on it. Most voters including the youth and women do not own houses they are tenants. This will largely depend on the availability of landlords and the rapport between tenant and landlord. Women voters in the rural areas will require … Continue reading What You Need To Know About Proof Of Residence In Order To Vote In 2018

ZESN speaks on Chiwundura by-election….queries strange voters roll anomalies

By Nkanyiso Ncube ZIMBABWE Election Support Network (ZESN) has called on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to speed up the biometric voter registration exercise to avoid continued use of the controversial 2013 voters roll in future polls. In its preliminary report for the just ended Chiwundura by-election, the elections watchdog said a lot of strange anomalies were unearthed with regards to the 2013 voters roll currently … Continue reading ZESN speaks on Chiwundura by-election….queries strange voters roll anomalies

Why ZEC might use 2013 voters roll

By Daniel Chigundu Legal and political commentators are of the view that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is likely to use the hugely controversial 2013 voters roll in the impending 2018 general elections. While ZEC says it is in the process of trying to compile new voters roll as required by the new constitution, the issue of time frames has been questioned by many political … Continue reading Why ZEC might use 2013 voters roll

Is delimitation necessary for 2018?

By Portia Sigauke Legislative watchdog Veritas has said failure by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to conduct a proper delimitation before the 2018 general election is likely to affect the credibility and legitimacy of the electoral outcome. Delimitation is the process of dividing the country into constituencies and wards for the purposes of elections of persons to constituency seats in the National Assembly and of councillors to … Continue reading Is delimitation necessary for 2018?

Why police crushed MDC-T youth demo

By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Republic Police anti-riot section today (Wednesday)  violently disrupted a sanctioned MDC-T Youth Assembly demonstration in which resulted in many people sustaining serious injuries while six got arrested in the process. MDC-T Youth Assembly was demonstrating against the decision by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to allocate fewer registration centres in Harare and Bulawayo compared to rural based provinces. Dubbed #MyZimbawe demonstration, … Continue reading Why police crushed MDC-T youth demo

Opinion: Are Political Factions Really That Bad?

By Open Parly Contributor If you have been in Zimbabwe for a while you would know factions as bad and in Zanu Pf’s case is treasonous but in reality, every democracy will have what pessimists view as factionalism but in reality, it is just a difference of views. A true democracy should welcome and accommodate all views even when majority view determines which path to … Continue reading Opinion: Are Political Factions Really That Bad?

Zim Diaspora Policy silent on voting rights

By Daniel Chigundu THE Zimbabwe Diaspora Policy which was formulated in July 2016 to help government engage with citizens living outside the country is silent on the topical issue of diaspora vote. It is estimated that about three million Zimbabweans are living in such countries as South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, Botswana, Australia, Canada and New Zealand among others. Zimbabweans in the … Continue reading Zim Diaspora Policy silent on voting rights

How did ZEC allocate fewer registration centres in urban areas?

By Buhle Tshavango CIVIC society organisations (CSOs) have questioned the rationale behind the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s (ZEC) decision to allocate only 12 percent of voter registration centres to urban areas. ZEC recently announced that there will be 9633 voter registration centres countrywide and of that number Harare and Bulawayo have been allocated 700 and 400 centres respectively. While Harare and Bulawayo are the only metropolitan … Continue reading How did ZEC allocate fewer registration centres in urban areas?