Government has declared July 30 a public holiday in line with the Electoral Act to enable the electorate to cast their votes.
Schools will close on July 26 as most schools will be used as polling stations while some teachers will be attached to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) as electoral officers. In an interview with The Chronicle yesterday, Zec Commissioner Dr Qhubani Moyo said Election Day will be a public holiday. Said Moyo:
The spirit behind declaring the Election Day a public holiday is to enable the people to prepare for polling considering that this election is polling station based. This means that some people might need to travel to their polling stations. t is also a way of encouraging all the people to cast their votes. If some of the people are committed on other things such as work they may fail to participate in this important exercise.
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