The Zimbabwe Elections Support Network (ZESN) has raised concerns over the high number of voters turned away at various polling stations in the by-elections held last week.
ZESN deployed observers for the by-elections held for councillors in Chitungwiza, Matobo North and Beitbridge East.
In its post-election report ZESN said:
Zesn noted a significant number of turned away voters at polling stations for various reasons, including turning up at the wrong polling stations, not being registered to vote in the ward and having improper identification.
Voters, who turned up at wrong polling stations, were redirected to their appropriate stations.
For instance, in Chitungwiza at St Aidan’s AA polling station, 54 voters had been redirected to other polling stations, at Seke 3 BB 86 people had been redirected to other polling stations and five turned away.