2017 Biometric Voter Registration District Centres

It is hereby notified for general information that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) shall be registering voters using the new Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system at all ZEC District offices with effect from 18 September 2017. The offices will open during normal working hours from 0800hrs to 1645hrs, Monday to Friday. Documents required for registration are: a)  National Identity Card (metal, plastic or waiting pass … Continue reading 2017 Biometric Voter Registration District Centres

The acclimatised frogs we have become: a case for 2018 elections

By Wisdom Mumera Zimbabwe has been in a crisis mode for so long that a large part of the population no longer pants for normalcy and worse they no longer realise the abnormality of the current situation. Like the fabled frog placed in cold water heated up to a boiling point, we have become inured to the heat and acclimatized to the madness of faded … Continue reading The acclimatised frogs we have become: a case for 2018 elections

BVR shortcomings: ZimRights fear Zimbos might fail to register

 By Tafadzwa Muranganwa ZimRights says it is concerned that challenges observed during the biometric voter registration (BVR) pilot exercise might result in voter apathy as some people will fail to register. As Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) prepares for the voter registration blitz exercise scheduled to start on the 10th of October, the rights watchdog says it is worried that the slow pace of registration might … Continue reading BVR shortcomings: ZimRights fear Zimbos might fail to register

YARD to hold youth symposiums on BVR

By Staff Reporter Norton legislator Temba Mliswa is set to hold a blitz of symposiums in the country’s 10 provinces in an effort to sensitise youth on the electoral processes and the new Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system. The symposiums will be held under the banner of Youth Advocacy for Reform and Democracy (YARD). YARD is a youth pressure group advocating for youth participation in … Continue reading YARD to hold youth symposiums on BVR

Is Chamisa president Wabantu?

By Daniel Chigundu Nelson Chamisa has long been associated with one of the three factions in MDC-T that seeks to succeed party president Morgan Tsvangirai. Although Chamisa (39 years old) himself has not declared his interests and has denied the claims a couple of times, many people in and outside the party have still thrown his name in the highly contentious hat. With Tsvangirai’s health … Continue reading Is Chamisa president Wabantu?

2018 Election: more alternatives for proof of residence

By Nkanyiso Ncube The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) started the topical biometric voter registration exercise last week which will enable the compilation of new voters roll for the 2018 general elections. However, the exercise has been marred by a lot of controversies with opposition parties and civic society organisations bemoaning lack of voter education and awareness, proper and clear signage on registration centres, their locations … Continue reading 2018 Election: more alternatives for proof of residence

2018 Elections: Tsvangirai takes some break to heal

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who is currently receiving medical attention for cancer in South Africa, has reportedly completed his medical schedule but will take some time to recuperate. Tsvangirai who is seen as the only political candidate that has capabilities to oust President Robert Mugabe in 2018 elections is currently having sleepless nights owing to factional squabbles in his party with regards … Continue reading 2018 Elections: Tsvangirai takes some break to heal

Electoral Act Amendment: The Implications

By Tariro Senderayi President Robert Mugabe unilaterally amended the Electoral Act using the Presidential Temporary Measures Act recently; however, this move has raised an uproar considering that elections are around the corner. Section 24 of the Electoral Act has been amended to facilitate the shortening of time taken to register those who are able to complete their own claim forms by ZEC. Section 25 now … Continue reading Electoral Act Amendment: The Implications

Successful voter registration: what ZEC needs to do?

By Nkanyiso Ncube Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) says it is concerned by how the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has handled the voter registration exercise which began on Monday this week. In a statement, the election watchdog said there was lack of consistency in the opening time at the various ZEC district offices and staff shortages. “ZESN observers have reported discrepancies in the days that … Continue reading Successful voter registration: what ZEC needs to do?

BVR registration: people raise concerns

Watmore Makokoba  The Registrar General’s office on September 4, 2017, launched a nationwide mobile exercise for people to acquire identity documents (IDs), death certificates and birth certificates. The process will last three months. The Zimbabwe Election Commission (ZEC) has also commenced a mobile Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) process, which will run from September 18, 2017, to January 15, ahead of 2018 harmonized elections. Zimbabwe Human Rights … Continue reading BVR registration: people raise concerns