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Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Redesigns Voting Booths To Make Sure Voters Do Not Take Selfies

ZEC (Zimbabwe Electoral Commission) has redesigned the voting booths and this has caused an outcry as political parties think there is some foul play. Political parties are claiming that this redesign compromises the secrecy of voters ZEC has come out and rubbished those claims. The new design is being attributed to people taking pictures and […]

Supa Mandiwanzira Speaks About The Voters Roll Being Online, He However Ignores The Unsolicited Texts From ZANU PF Candidates

Yesterday we broke the news that the entire Voters’ Roll had been uploaded to the internet with all personal information about the over 5 million registered voters available. Information includes addresses, sex, ID numbers… We obviously did not agree with this as it makes basically the whole nation vulnerable to identity thieves, stalkers or plain […]

How to register to vote for the 2018 harmonised elections

This story was originally posted on Pindula  (reshared with permission) The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission announced that it does not have a Voters Roll and that all prospective voters who want to exercise their right to vote in the 2018 harmonised election will have to be registered using the Biometric Voting Registration (BVR) system. Just for emphasis, […]

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 […]

Americans register to vote through Messenger – just another show of what Zimbabwe won’t adopt

To register, a citizen types a greeting which will generate a response from the bot in the form of a menu of options. These will include stuff like a polling location finder and registration options together with supporting links.

Zimbabwe Elections: Now you can check the voters roll online

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).