ZEC sets dates for delimitation voters roll inspection

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has set July 17 to 26 as the dates for the inspection of the voters’ roll that will be used by the commission in the delimitation of constituencies and electoral boundaries ahead of next year’s harmonised elections.

ZEC has set December 31 as the deadline for the completion of the delimitation process, which is carried out every 10 years as stipulated by the Constitution.

In a statement, the electoral management body urged citizens to visit their polling stations to inspect the voters’ roll.

“It is hereby notified for general information that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission shall lay open the delimitation voters’ roll for inspection by the public in accordance with Section 21 of the Electoral Act [Chapter 13] as read with Section 10(2) of the Electoral (Voter Registration) Regulations Statutory Instrument 85 of 2017,” said ZEC chairperson, Justice Priscilla Chigumba in a statement.

“The purpose of the inspection of the voters’ roll is to allow members of the public to check if their names are appearing on the voters’ roll and check if their details are correctly captured and if not to correct such anomalies. The voters’ roll will be polling station-specific and available for inspection at the elections centres listed in the schedule below during the period 17 to 26 July 2022 from 07:00hours to 17:00hours.”

Chigumba advised the electorate to visit polling stations where they are registered to vote to inspect the voters’ roll.

“Alternatively voters can check their details on the USSD platform by dialling 265# or the online platform,” said Chigumba.

“Once all the corrections have been taken on board, the Commission will then produce the final voters’ roll that will be used for the purpose of conducting the delimitation exercise. The commission urges all members of the public to take a keen interest in this important process by coming out in large numbers to inspect the voters’ roll.”

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