7 guiding principles ZEC must adhere to

By Nkanyiso Ncube The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced that it will roll the new voter registration exercise using the biometric voter registration kits (BVR) in preparation for the 2018 election. For voter registration to be fair, comprehensive, and inclusive, potential voters must be aware of the registration process and have reasonable opportunities and relatively easy access to participate and complete it. Below we have picked … Continue reading 7 guiding principles ZEC must adhere to

What you need to know about proof of residence & ID voting

By Tariro Daphne Senderayi  IN order to register to vote in next year’s election you will need to have proof of residence.  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 proof from their husbands most whose … Continue reading What you need to know about proof of residence & ID voting

What Zimbos think about coalition?

By Daniel Chigundu OPPOSITION parties in the country have hinted to the possibility of forming a grant coalition for the impending 2018 general elections. A coalition is seen by many as the link that has been missing among opposition parties for them to out rightly defeat President Robert Mugabe in elections since 2000 when the MDC was formed. About nine opposition parties have so far … Continue reading What Zimbos think about coalition?

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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

Reinstate “Special Vote”, ZEC urged …as police officers lose voting rights

By Nkanyiso Ncube ZIMBABWE Election Support Network (ZESN) has called on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to reinstate the special vote to enable electoral and security officials who will be on duty on election day to cast their votes in advance. A special vote allows a registered voter, who can’t vote at their voting station on election day, to apply to vote on a predetermined … Continue reading Reinstate “Special Vote”, ZEC urged …as police officers lose voting rights

Only credible elections can bring jobs: Khupe

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T Vice president and arguably one of the leading female opposition politicians in the country Thokozani Khupe says jobs can only come after the holding of undisputed elections. Zimbabwe is set to hold general elections in 2018, but there have been disputes between opposition parties and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) over certain issues. Opposition parties are of the view that ZEC … Continue reading Only credible elections can bring jobs: Khupe

MDC-T wants proof of residence scrapped

By Nkanyiso Ncube MOVEMENT for Democratic Change (MDC-T) has called on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to scrap the proof of resident requirement for prospective voters before the new voter registration exercise begins. The call comes following a media report suggesting that prospective voters were required to produce physical proof of permanent residence for eligibility to register to vote, a shift from an earlier proposal … Continue reading MDC-T wants proof of residence scrapped

Take action against Zanu PF, ZEC urged

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) has been called upon to stamp its authority and take action against Zanu PF for allegedly force-marching people to its Marondera and Mutare youth rallies dubbed “President Youth Interface Rally”. Zanu PF is reported to have forced people, including school children in Marondera and Mutare to shut schools and their business so that they can attend the rallies. … Continue reading Take action against Zanu PF, ZEC urged

Shun violence, political parties urged

By Buhle Tshavango. THE Election Resource Council (ERC) has called upon political parties in Zimbabwe to respect and enforce the Electoral Code of Conduct for Political Parties and Candidates. As the country gears up for the  2018 harmonised elections ERC has reiterated that the Electoral code of conduct must be upheld as it paves the way for a smooth electoral process that is devoid of … Continue reading Shun violence, political parties urged

Citizens express mixed feelings ahead of 2018 elections

By Tariro Daphne Senderayi WITH close to a year before the country embarks on the crucial 2018 general elections, we conducted a random survey in the street of Harare’s Central Business District to gauge people’s mood towards the polls. Zimbabwe is currently going through its worst times since independence, with the major challenges being the unavailability of cash which has seen people spending hours in … Continue reading Citizens express mixed feelings ahead of 2018 elections