Still no sign of voters’ roll

via Voters’ roll watch | The Zimbabwean. 15 June 2014

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has still not made public the electronic voters’ roll as demanded by political parties and private citizens for more than a year.

While political parties managed to get a few copies of the hardy copy during last year’s general elections and some by-elections earlier this year, they were considered too expensive and access to the roll was therefore limited.

ZEC did not respond to a High Court application by a lawyer and private citizen, Justice Alfred Mavedzenge, who sought to force the commission to make the electronic voters’ roll public. The 10 day grace period expired on Wednesday, June 4, after which a default judgement would be made.

However, the High Court is yet to avail the default judgement. Section 239 of the new constitution provides that ZEC be responsible for voter registration and the compilation of the roll.

However, the Zimbabwe Election Support Network, during a recent workshop, said it was not clear if the commission would have to start afresh and compile a completely new one or depend on the old roll to which changes would be made.


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    Bambazonke 8 years ago

    Still no voter roll, come on there never will be a voters roll under these conditions and the Israeli company is only a call away

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    Chaka 8 years ago

    The voters’ roll used must be embarassing to zec: It contains dead voters. Zanupf would not get one seat if a real Zim voters’ roll was used.

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    Is Ian Smith still on the voters roll, if so I bet he voted for zanu at the last election

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    I wonder if it’s not naïve to expect them to give it simply as it stands as the only prophylactic of their political soul and survival.But let’s shout louder and louder

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    Mlimo 8 years ago

    Just ask zanupf for their party membership list and there is your voters roll

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    An election based on a voters roll must be declared null and void in the absence of such a voters roll.

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    Swagman 8 years ago

    Nikuv Roll will never be made available,
    remember the ‘machines’ are broken!

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    Petal 8 years ago

    possibly fiddling with it anything is possible

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    Sonofngwazi 8 years ago


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    Yes! null and void. What is the opposition doing besides mauling itself? Where are we the people of Zimbabwe. Stand up and say zvakwana!