Articles tagged 'biometric voter registration'

Chamisa drags ED to court 30 June 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, pictured, has taken his battle for State House a notch higher by dragging his main rival in next month's crunch national elections, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, to court for remarks that the Zanu PF.......
Zec excludes voters' pics from roll 26 June 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) announced yesterday that it will exclude pictures of voters from the voters' roll after the national elections management body received unspecified threats from aggrieved political parties at the weekend. This comes as Zec chairperson and High C...
UK, Zec nexus triggers uproar 19 June 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) triggered a fresh storm yesterday after it availed the voters' roll to the British Embassy while denying same to candidates participating in the forthcoming general elections. In a tweet posted yesterday, the embassy revealed receiving the conte...
Rigging fears 10 May 2018 HARARE - There are unmistakable signs that results of the forthcoming general elections could be contested once again after Zanu PF's rivals raised alarm over the ruling party's refusal to allow key aspects of the electoral process to be done openly to remove rigging fears, the Daily News can rep...
Ex-military chefs weigh poll options 19 March 2018 HARARE - A number of Cabinet ministers who owe their positions in Cabinet to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's benevolence face the spectre of hunting for new jobs unless they secure legislative seats at the forthcoming elections, the Daily News on Sunday can report. Read full story in today's pa...
'ED insincere on free, fair polls' 27 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not sincere in his call for a free, fair and credible election as the situation on the ground points to a different direction, MDC Alliance spokesperson Welshman Ncube has said. The broader alliance of seven political parties dubbed MDC Alliance formed ...
Extension of voter registration hailed 11 January 2018 HARARE - Independent election watchdogs have welcomed the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) announcement to extend the national biometric voter registration (BVR) blitz exercise from January 10 to February 8. A total of 4, 897, 482 out of a targeted 7 million people have so far successfully ...
Zec must extend BVR for 'aliens' 12 December 2017 HARARE – The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) must extend voter registration for so-called aliens, independent  election watchdog Zimbabwe Elections Support Network (Zesn)  has said. This comes after the High Court two weeks ago ordered the Zec to register “aliens” as prospective voters for...
Call to overhaul electoral laws 5 December 2017 BULAWAYO – There are growing calls for comprehensive electoral reforms to allow the national elections management body — the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) — to carry its mandate without alleged Executive interference. These calls were repeated in Matabeleland and Midlands provinces at th...
Cops may not vote next year 13 November 2017 HARARE - The jury is out on the recent move by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to temporarily ban all police officers from registering to vote in next year's crunch elections — which could see thousands of police officers failing to cast their ballots in the watershed 2018 polls. This comes...
'Heavy rains disrupt BVR exercise' 13 November 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) says heavy rains have disrupted the on-going biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise in some areas, with a total 2 259 908 citizens registered so far. The Commission — which is winding up phase three of four of the BVR exercises — targets to...
Civil society escalates voter education 13 November 2017 HARARE - Civil society has escalated voter education amid growing concerns over poor engagement of the electorate, with the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) and the Election Resource Centre (ERC) launching a campaign in Masvingo last Friday. The campaign — against the backdrop of ...
Cops banned from BVR registration 13 November 2017 HARARE - The jury is out on the recent move by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to temporarily ban all police officers from registering to vote in next year's crunch elections — which could see thousands of police officers failing to cast their ballots in the watershed 2018 polls. This comes...
'Zanu PF already rigging elections' 12 November 2017 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF party is already manipulating the environment ahead of next year's elections by buying the support of traditional chiefs and intimidating registrants through claims that their vote will be known under the new biometric voter registration (BVR) system, analysts have sai...
BVR exercise: Zec racing against time 12 November 2017 HARARE - With just a month and a few days remaining before the biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise for 2018 elections closes, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) seems far from reaching its target to register seven million voters. On the other hand, the exercise has been marred by ...
Mugabe warned over foreign poll observers ban 5 November 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's declaration to ban foreign poll observers is “misplaced” and “perilous”, as the move will put the freeness, fairness and credibility of the forthcoming 2018 elections in question, an independent poll watchdog has warned. Recently, the 93-year-old leader — end...
BVR abuse concerns escalate 5 November 2017 HARARE - Independent observers and poll monitors have reported a marked increase in interference and abuse of the on-going biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise by the ruling Zanu PF in the countryside. In a report released this week, Heal Zimbabwe Trust (HZT) noted that Zanu PF official...
Investigate voter intimidation claims, Zec urged 3 November 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Elections Support Network (Zesn) — an independent polls watchdog — has urged the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) to probe allegations of voter intimidation by Zanu PF supporters. This comes amid rising concern over repor...
Opposition must up it's game for 2018 elections 2 November 2017 EDITOR — It is sad that with the 2018 election around the corner most of us are still in the dark on what the opposition parties are doing to prepare for this crucial polls. Constitutionally, elections in Zimbabwe are supposed to be held next year from mid-year to any day or month after. Th...
1,2m voters registered 1 November 2017 HARARE - A total 1 240 459 voters were registered during the first phase of the biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise launched on October 10 and completed on October 25, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has said. During the exercise, a total 28 515 potential registrants were turned aw...
'Voter intimidation will impede free vote' 29 October 2017 HARARE - Voter intimidation, problems with proof of residence and a high police presence during the ongoing biometric voter registration (BVR) programme will imperil the delivery of a credible 2018 election, British Embassy officials in Harare have told the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). ...
Zec must probe reports of intimidation, violence 27 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Election Commission (Zec) should take seriously concerns of intimidation and violence as reported by civic organisations monitoring the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) process. Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn), Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), Electio...
Govt mustn't exclude expats from voting: ZLHR 24 October 2017 HARARE - Government must stop disenfranchising millions of Zimbabweans in the forthcoming key 2018 vote by refusing to allow the Diaspora vote, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has said. The rights lawyers said they were worried that the government continues to procrastinate in impleme...
2018 Elections: Prisoners, diasporans disenfranchised 23 October 2017 HARARE - As Zimbabwe fast approaches the 2018 elections there are fears among pro democracy groups, civil and political activists, and opposition political parties that the ruling Zanu PF government will not put in place mechanisms to allow special groups like prisoners and those living in the Di...
CSOs launch aggressive BVR campaign 18 October 2017 HARARE - Civic Society Organisations (CSOs) have launched an aggressive campaign to have Zimbabweans register to vote in next year's watershed elections. This comes as there are growing concerns that millions of people may not participate in the eagerly-awaited elections due to difficulties in...