Zim now has 5,5m registered voters 

Source: Zim now has 5,5m registered voters – DailyNews Live

STAFF WRITER      4 June 2018

HARARE – Close to 145 000 people registered to vote during the period
opened for the inspection of the voters’ roll, bringing the total number
of registered voters to about 5,5 million.

In a statement, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) said the number of
registered voters now stands at 5 524 188, after 144 873 people took
advantage of the inspection period, which ended on May 29.

Zec chairperson, Priscilla Chigumba, said as of May 29, 1 489 million
registrants physically inspected the voters’ roll while an additional 916
001 used the USSD code *265#.

This comes after President Emmerson Mnangagwa proclaimed July 30 as the
day of the general elections and September 8 as the run-off date.

“The commission sent 3 256 440 SMS to registrants who provided their phone
numbers during registration. In addition 144 873 people were registered
during the inspection period bringing the total figure 5 524 188
registered voters,” Chigumba said.

She said stakeholders such as political parties, civil society
organisations, faith-based organisations and the media supported the
initiative, while government and Zec’s partners provided the funds for the
whole exercise.

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