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ZEC Commence 2 Weeks Voter Registration Mop-up Exercise

By Staff reporter

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) commences the last voter registration mop-up exercise this year before the proclamation of the election date by the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa.

The registration exercise is set to run for two weeks from today, March 12-21 2023 and all those who had not yet registered and or transferred from their previous addresses have a chance to do so near their homes and work places.

The registration is an ongoing process, unlike the outreach program and citizens are urged to make use of the exercises as officers are coming to their door steps so that they are eligible to vote come election time between July and August as earlier highlighted by ZEC chairperson, Justice Priscilla Chigumba.

Today officers who spoke to this publication said; majority of the people who need the services are those who are and or have transferred from their previous addresses.

Zimbabweans continue to migrate, due to various reasons in both rural and urban setups, and they are supposed to notify the ZEC offices that they have changed addresses so that they are able to vote at a near polling station using new address.

ZEC earlier released statistics of people who had registered, and only few responded to the campaign by various stakeholders urging citizens to register to vote.

ZEC officials confirmed that majority of the people are those who want to change their addresses and of cause, many out of plus or minus 15 million still need to register to vote as figures released reviewed that over 9 million people were not yet registered.

Both ruling and opposition political parties, electoral bodies, Election Resource Centre (ERC) and the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) continue to mobilize citizens to go and register to vote ahead of the plebiscite.