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:
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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.
The Election Resource Centre (ERC) is a think tank and advocacy organization on electoral and democracy issues in Zimbabwe. The organization was formed in January 2010 following the need to deepen electoral research work in Zimbabwe that would inform effective citizen participation as well as... Read More About The Election Resource Centre
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is an independent body which controls and or manages all election processes at all levels in Zimbabwe. Despite being registered as a non-partisan body, ZEC has been criticised for aligning itself with the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU... Read More About Zimbabwe Electoral Commission
The MDC Alliance was a coalition of seven opposition parties that was launched on the 5th of August, 2017 at the Zimbabwe Grounds in Highfield, with the aim to challenge Zanu-PF in 2018 harmonised elections. It was later registered as a political party with the... Read More About MDC Alliance