Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba has announced that the Voters’ Roll is now available in electronic form. The voters roll will be given to all candidates who were successful in getting nominated starting from today. The fees for the roll are as follows:
- Ward Voters’ Roll – $2
- Constituency Voters’ Roll – $10
- National Voters’ Roll – $20
The Consolidated Voters’ Roll has 5 681 604 voters. The first copy of the roll was handed over to Bruce Nyoni, a registered voter representing people with disabilities. Said Justice Chigumba
We did not avail final Voters Roll before the sitting of the Nomination Court because we were still cleaning it and we had to avail a provisional Voters’ Roll at all our Nomination Court
The opposition and civic society organisations had cried foul about the delay in the release of the Voters’ Roll as it was supposed to have been available before the President proclaimed the dates of the elections. On Thursday Harare High Court judge Justice Tawanda Chitapi ordered Zec to release the provisional voters roll that was used for inspection to the independent election watchdog, Electoral Resource Centre within five days of the demand being made. The Lovemore Madhuku led National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) party also sued Zec at the High Court on Thursday, demanding the release of the voters’ roll before the sitting of the nomination court.