An article published by NewsDay today pointed to a new website that allows Zimbabweans to check if they are registered on the voters’ roll. The service comes online as Zimbabwe prepares for the harmonised elections said to be slated for the 31st of July (this month).
The website, www.myzimvote.com, allows visitors to enter their Zimbabwe national identity number to check if their name appears on the voters roll or not. If an individual’s name is on the voters roll, the website confirms this, and provides the name of the ward and constituency they are registered in. In the case that a person is not registered the website returns a “No records were found” message and encourages the person to report any irregularities suspected to a crowdsourced map.
As for the accuracy of this service, we frankly have no idea. There’s no information on the site about where they got the data or what data source they are querying for the information. As you can see above, the website just says it works for registration done before 27 May 2013.
The website also provides other information related to voter registration.
According to the NewsDay article, the people behind the website are not known beyond an indication at the bottom that says they are working in partnership with an organisation called IDAZIM. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), the article says, is currently investigating the site to find if they are registered with the commission.