Election Resource Centre (ERC) has explained why a number of potential voters where turned away at polling stations.
According to ERC, the voters’ roll issued by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to stakeholders is not the one that was used at polling stations today. In an update on micro-blogging website Twitter, ERC said the voters’ roll that used in today’s elections was different from the one given to stakeholders. Said ERC:
The voters’ roll given to stakeholders by ZEC is not the one that was used at polling stations today. The roll used today was printed on 4 July, having been finalized on 1 June. This explains why a significant number of potential voters were also turned away
MDC Alliance candidates Tendai Biti and Nimrod Lunga were turned away after their names where not found on the voters’ roll.