ZEC to set up mobile voter registration centres

By Staff Reporter – Breeze FM

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) on Thursday , unpacked it’s election roadmap with the mobile voter registration blitz set to be done in two phases in the first half of the year.

Addressing the media in Victoria Falls, ZEC Chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba said the mobile voter registration exercise will be carried out from the 1st to the 28th of February with the second blitz commencing on 11 April ending on the 30th of April.

“Ladies and gentlemen as you may be aware, the commission suspended the Mobile Biometric Voter registration exercise slated for the 6th of December 2021 to allow prospective registrants to acquire national identity documents which are a requisite for the voter registration process,” said Chigumba.

“The Commission could not also hold by-elections as guided by the Ministry of Health Statutory Instrument 225A of 2021 which provided that the environment was not conducive owing to restrictive measures due to Covid-19 protocols. The public should note that [mobile voter registration] deployments will be done per constituency with voter education preceding the programme to encourage prospective registrants to participate. The public is encouraged to keep track of the registration itineraries to be advertised in the mainstream media as well as online.”

Justice Chigumba further encouraged the nation to keep track of voter registration itineraries which will be advertised in mainstream media and online.

“The Commission will make sure that the information regarding the roll-out will be timeously churned to the public to avoid inconveniences,” she said.

The upcoming electoral activities will be done under strict Covid 19 guidelines of sanitizing, masking up, observing social distance and administering temperature checks at entry points.

 

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