CCC Embarks On Polling Station Mapping Exercise

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Wed, 17 Aug 2022 04:33:26 GMT
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CCC Embarks On Polling Station Mapping Exercise

CCC is conducting a polling station mapping exercise so that it will be able to deploy polling agents to all the stations and improve its election results tabulation.

During the 2018 elections, Zimbabwe had more than 10 000 polling stations but CCC, then known as the MDC Alliance, did not do the mapping exercise and failed to field polling agents at some polling stations.

Speaking to NewsDay on Tuesday, CCC’s election point person Ellen Shiriyedenga said:

Polling station mapping is important for our election results statistical modelling, polling station accounting and tracking.

Election Resource Centre programmes manager Solomon Bobosibunu said:

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The mapping of polling stations allows for the efficient management of voters on election day by the electoral commission.

If political parties undertake the mapping exercise, it is purely for them to know how many voters are at a particular location and it allows them to have an oversight role over how many voters are at a certain place.

Posting on Twitter, United States-based software engineer Freeman Chari, who is leading the polling station mapping exercise said:

We need to know the location of all polling stations so that we can deploy citizen agents to them. These agents need to be safe and should be accounted for.

They will update our systems. We can only do it if you help us. When you pass a polling station, send us the coordinates.

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