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Protests Were Not Only Physical, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Site Was Also Hacked Earlier Today

Well, that was quick. It seems whilst protests were taking place in the CBD of Harare earlier today, there was also some protest online. The website of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission was hacked and picture acknowledging the protests today was placed front and centre where the Commission used to host their own content. The message […]

Why won’t ZEC make it easier for voters to find their registration locations?

So everyone is excited about the 2018 elections; well, for reasons I’d rather not say. It’s also interesting how everyone is telling everyone to go register to vote but the real question is how many have actually done so? (And no, I’m not going to answer that). Nonetheless, not to shift blame (technically I am […]

Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) in Zimbabwe: Dispelling the myths

There have been a number of publications in the local media, quoting comments from various ‘experts’, and citing developments elsewhere, using these to cast aspersions on the use of biometrics in the upcoming Zimbabwe elections.  Examples of these publications are “Red Flag over Biometric Registration” (The Herald, 11 March 20017), “France’s Cancellation of e-voting: Eye-opener […]

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 […]

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: Website to show results in realtime using interactive maps

Yes, you read right. The website promises it will make election results available in real time. Well, as real time as they are announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). And there’s good reason to believe they’ll deliver on this, a lot of work has evidently been put in building the application that is already available online on: