Voter registration to start a month after Mugabe’s proclamation

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Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Rita Makarau said that biometric voter registration (BVR) for the 2018 elections will start in the middle of 2018.

She said that the dates proclaimed by President Robert Mugabe were meant to act as a guide as to when ZEC should have a voters roll. She said continous voter registration will commence after the January 2018 deadline. Said Makarau:

But the blitz for the 2018 elections will start middle of October and it will run up to the date that the President has proclaimed for the purposes of us coming up with a new voters’ roll parallel to that and after the blitz, continuous voter registration will continue to run. So, it’s starting now and it will run together with the blitz. It will continue after the blitz and it will continue as the law demands. The voters’ roll for the 2018 elections will close 12 days after nomination, but it will now be the continuous voter registration exercise not the blitz.

More: Herald

Rita MakarauZimbabwe Electoral CommissionRobert Mugabe

Rita Makarau is a Zimbabwean female judge and the former Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission. Makarau is the Justice of the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe and former Secretary of the Judicial Services Commission (JSC). She is the first female Judge President of Zimbabwe. Makarau... Read More About Rita Makarau

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is an independent body which controls and or manages all election processes at all levels in Zimbabwe. Despite being registered as a non-partisan body, ZEC has been criticised for aligning itself with the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU... Read More About Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

Robert Mugabe is the former President of Zimbabwe. He was the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 1987 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. Mugabe resigned from his presidency on... Read More About Robert Mugabe


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