Voter registration requirements as stated by the Registrar General

Below are voter registration requirements as stated by the Department of Registrar General:

Applicant must be:

  • Eighteen (18) years old and above.
  • A citizen of Zimbabwe and must be a resident of the respective constituency or ward.


  • A Zimbabwe national registration identity document (metal, synthetic or green waiting pass), or
  • A valid Zimbabwe passport

Documentary evidence

  • Documentary evidence proving that the applicant is currently residing in the ward or constituency

in which registration or transfer is to be effected is required in the form of:

Urban Dwellers

  • A certificate of occupation/title deeds or
  • Lodgers permit/card or
  • Rates/water statement  in applicant’s name, or
  • Electricity statement in applicant’s name, or
  • Credit store statement showing the physical address of the applicant, in the respective area.
  • Written statement from a landlord, parent or friend confirming the applicant’s address accompanied by a house card, electricity bill, rates bill or any similar document in the name of the landlord, parent or friend staying with an applicant.
  • Sworn statement by employer or applicant confirming applicant’s address.
  • Hospital bill or envelopes with post markings reflecting applicant’s address and any other information or document sufficient to ascertain the applicant’s residence.

Rural/Farm Dwellers

  • Confirmation by the Village Head or
  • Resettlement Officer or
  • Farm Owner

Note: Any person who wishes to be registered as a voter or seek transfer shall present himself or herself at the appropriate registration office in order that appropriately prescribed claim form may be completed on his or her behalf.

Registered voters residing out of their constituencies

In terms of Section 23(3 of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13]), a voter who is registered on the voters roll for a constituency, other than a voter who has been registered in that constituency in terms of the provision of subsection (1), shall not be entitled to have his or her name retained on such roll if, for a continuous period of twelve months he or she has been absent or has ceased to reside in that constituency.

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