The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has revealed that it will 130 000 people from the civil service to act as polling officers for the July 30 elections. Said Zec acting chief elections officer Utloile Silaigwana,
We need roughly 130 000 polling officers for this exercise. This is because there are several polling stations so we need officers present at ward level, command centres, districts and provinces thus the number is estimated at that. We have not recruited any polling officers as yet but we are doing ground work at the moment and we will soon recruit and train them…According to the Electoral Act, recruitment of polling officers is done form State institutions, local authorities and the Health Services Board. We write to them and inform them of the qualifications that we need for one to qualify to be a polling officer. That is how we select polling officers.
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