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Why do we not trust ourselves???

After finding out who won the ZEC Biometric Voter Registration Tender, I was kind of disappointed. Not because the winning company was from China instead of the Germany company that most were hoping for, but because it was a foreign company. This just reminded me of the many other times that we’ve preferred foreign services […]

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.

Biometric Elections in Zimbabwe – Managing the Risks

The intention to introduce a Biometric Voting System (BVS) in Zimbabwe for the 2018 elections by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) should be applauded as a step in the right direction.  The fact that the introduction of the system has been done after calls from the opposition and other experts including this author, for introduction […]

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 […]

Agric Show pick : ZEC Considering Biometric Voting

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission is considering Biometric Voting but is contrained by funding.