ZEC launches final voter registration phase, 3 million registered so far




The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has announced that the current Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) blitz will end on 19 December.

Former President Robert Mugabe proclaimed on 8 September 2017, that Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) would commence on 14 September and end on 15 January 2018.

As of 1 December. a total of 3,382,040 people had registered to vote. In a notice on its website, ZEC said:

The Biometric Voter Registration blitz currently underway is expected to end on 19 December 2017. Aspiring registrants are required to take along with them their proof of residence and Identity particulars in the form of paper or metal or plastic IDs or valid passports.

However, people will be able to register to vote since the voters’ roll for elections in terms of the law closes 12 days after the nomination day. Sources at ZEC said that they will extend the voter registration period to factor in the issue of “aliens” after High Court judge Justice Nyaradzo Munangati-Manongwa ordered ZEC to register them as prospective voters.