ZEC says there will be no e-voting in 2018

In an interview with ZBC News, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Rita Makarau confirmed that it will not be using e-voting in the 2018 harmonised elections although it is intending to procure biometric registration kits to register voters.

Makarau said that the biometric kits that Government intends to acquire will only be used to capture the usual identity details plus the finger prints in order to improve the credibility of the voters roll and avoid disputed election results.

Biometric voter registration (BVR) is expected to capture voters’ unique biometric features, specifically fingerprints and facial imaging which will be recorded in a database. When voters check in at their respective polling stations (which will be the same stations they register at) in 2018 these same features will be used to verify if they are part of the voters roll, thereby eliminating ghost voters and increasing the voters’ roll’s accuracy.

More: ZBC News

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