Zec rules out delimitation exercise

HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has said it does not intend to conduct a new delimitation of constituencies and wards for the 2018 elections.

It will instead conduct the elections on the basis of the constituencies and wards gazetted ahead of the 2008 elections.

Legal watchdog Veritas said Zec has run out of time having decided to wait until they had completed a new voter registration exercise using Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) before doing delimitation.

Zec has said it aims to complete BVR by December 31, 2017.

“Failure to conduct a proper delimitation before the 2018 general election is likely to affect the credibility and legitimacy of the electoral outcome,” Veritas warned.

Comments (5)

Remamber ZEC is being run by Zanu PF and they would want lots of confusion in the 2018 elections, thereby capitalising on it, steal the election again, so they will not do that exercise. Amai vanonzi Rita Makarau aaaa vanotyisa mai ivava, kana kuri kuda mari nehugaro wakanaka, the way she does it is just filthy. We thought since a woman has been put there, elections will be managed well a heya we didnt know she is another form of a devil for childrens future.

bonzo - 14 July 2017

Her name will be in the history books that Rita Makarau helped Zanu Pf rig elections in Zimbabwe. Its painfull

Bango P - 14 July 2017

Is this not a buy time strategy by Zec?

Ndondodza - 14 July 2017

I have said it and i will say it again , Please Morgan Richard Tsvangirai hear our humble cry, DO NOT CONTEST IN ANY ZEC CONDUCTED ELECTION. I dont know why you are not seeing that ZEC is ZANU, They will never reform themselves our of power. Now let me tell you, if you insist and you 'lose' again , Zimbabweans will not forgive you and we will not give you another chance because we are warning u. BOYCOTT ZEC elections. they have already started rigging and you have the evidance yet you are adamant. Please we need UNDP i this election in every process not as observers of an already decided election.

Tafa Mahoso - 14 July 2017

Biometric voting lists are of course better than those without verification procedures (independent of the staff) but there is always going to be a way to cheat the system, particularly if you run the system, when there are no checks on power at the urn.? One individual with one set of finger prints can be listed on more than one electoral ballot, and if there is no one capable of independently verifying that that person did not vote more than once, the fact that he properly identified himself at each electoral bureau is irrelevant.? You are right to be suspicious of technological solutions to political problems.? Nevertheless, moving ahead with biometric voting is a good idea anyway, in preparation for the future.?

The Watchmen - 15 July 2017

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