ZEC to use 2008 boundaries for 2018 elections

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) deputy chief elections officer, knowledge management and communication Mrs Jane Chigidji said that the 2008 boundaries will be used for the 2018 elections and that new electoral boundaries can only be formulated using the 2022 census.

Said Chigidi:

We are maintaining the electoral boundaries as delimited in 2008. People should, however, not confuse delimitation with the mapping exercise which is being done to determine polling stations given the population dimensions. We are respecting existing delimitations on electoral boundaries. Delimitations will be done every 10 years as the Constitution states that it is done using results of a national population census. Delimitation before the 2008 elections was done in 2007. The census was done in 2012, but is not being used as the Constitution stipulated that the new boundaries can only be done using results of a census. For instance Mt Pleasant Heights remains in Mashonaland Central as defined in the 2008 boundaries while Caledonia is under Goromonzi North. This will remain the situation as we are not changing boundaries.

More: Herald

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