ZEC is breaking the law by stopping electoral officers and policemen from voting in 2018

Elections watchdog, Election Resource Centre (ERC), has warned the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) that it will be breaking the law by preventing police officers and electoral officers deployed outside their polling stations from voting. This comes after ZEC chairperson Rita Makarau said all police officers and electoral officers deployed outside their polling stations during the voting period will not be allowed to vote.

The ERC said:

Clearly, Zec has ruled out voting through postal votes by members of the disciplined forces and electoral officers on duty. While this appears to be the Zec position, the ERC wishes to refer the commission to electoral amendments, which occurred after the July 2013 elections. Particularly, an amendment to the Electoral Act, section 72 through the General Laws Amendment Act and preceding amendments through the Electoral Amendment Act of 2014 effectively reinstated postal voting to members of the disciplined forces and electoral officers on duty during polling.

 

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