Zimbabwe Electoral Commission starts preparations for 2018 elections

During a meeting on Monday in the capital, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission indicated that it has started preparations for the 2018 harmonised elections by submitting its election budget to Treasury for consideration ahead of the 2017 national budget presentation. ZEC and the political parties also agreed on creating nine sub-committees which will assist ZEC as it prepares for the polls.

In an interview with The Herald, on the sidelines of the meeting with political parties at the ZEC head office in Harare, the commission’s chairperson, Justice Rita Makarau, said they were already preparing for the 2018 harmonised elections with voter education expected to officially commence soon with voters registration expected to begin April next year when the biometric equipment is expected to have been imported.

Some of the sub-committees to comprise political parties representatives are the mapping committee, voter education committee, voter registration committee, media and publicity committee, Legal committee, liaison committee, political parties funding committee and the accreditation committee.

More: Herald


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