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The Voters’ Roll Is Now Available Online And This Could Seriously Endanger Citizens

ZANU-PF’s recent violation of privacy has been grabbing all the headlines. The political party sent out some unsolicited and scarily specific SMSs to some Econet subscribers. This has resulted in a lot of heated debate with people questioning where the party got these numbers and the specific constituency of subcribers. As we were taking a closer […]

Zimbabwe government takes over acquisition of Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits from UNDP

The government of Zimbabwe has taken over the acquisition of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits, replacing the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) which had stepped in because of Zimbabwe’s strained resources.

Zimbabwe rules out biometric voting in 2018 elections, electronic system for registration only

The national election body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has announced that there will be no biometric voting or any form of electronic voting in 2018 and that the Biometric system being put in place is strictly for registration.

Looks like we’ll be having a Bio-metric voters roll in 2017

On Thursday, the UNDP flighted a tender in the Herald calling on bids for the Procurement of Biometric Voter Registration Kits. The tender by the UNDP is in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission under the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Capacity Building Project (ZIM-ECO). The tender can be found on the UNDP website for any interested bidders. This is […]

Zimbabweans urged to register under new biometric voters’ roll to be used in 2018 elections

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has urged all citizens to turn up for voter registration in 2017 as the country adopts a new biometric voters’ roll. Rita Makarau, the chairperson of ZEC reportedly emphasised how the voters’ roll for the 2018 elections would not make any reference to the system used in the 2013 elections since […]