The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) said that as of Sunday it had registered 954 900 people in the country’s 10 provinces with the biometric voter registration system as of Sunday, with over 22 000 having been turned away for non-compliance.
ZEC public relations officer Mr Brian Tomo said potential voters were being turned away for not complying with the stipulated requirements of the new exercise. Said Tomo:
Total voters registered to date is 954, 900. This figure includes figures from the static registration centres for the period September 18 to October 9, 2017. The above figures show that there are no returns or submissions from 720 centres with 2 697 kits used on October 22 due to network and communication challenges. Figures from these remote and inaccessible centres are coming at different intervals as and when they manage to get the network or travel to accessible areas.
The first phase runs from October 10 to 26, while the second phase will be done from October 29 to November 13 and the third segment will take place between November 16 and December 1. The last phase will run from December 4 to 19.