Proof Of Residence Is Not Required On Voting Day - ZEC
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says voters are NOT required to bring proof of residence to the polling station on voting day.
Voters should bring proof of identity, that is a national ID or a valid Zimbabwean passport.
ZEC said this while responding to Pindula News‘ inquiries after a recent report by a local publication claimed that registered voters should produce national identity cards or a Zimbabwean passport as well as proof of residence when going to vote in the 2023 harmonised elections.
The report cited a statement issued by ZEC acting chief elections officer Jane Chigidji on 21 March 2023.
But ZEC has told Pindula News that proof of residence is required when one is registering as a voter.
Get Pindula News on our WhatsApp Channel
Subscribe here: https://whatsapp.com/channel/0029Va84dngJP21B2nWeyM3v
On voting day, one is not required to produce proof of residence but should produce his or her National Identity Card or valid Zimbabwe passport to vote. ZEC said:
Proof of residence is required when one is registering as a voter so that he/she is properly assigned to a specific polling station and not on the day of voting.
Only one’s proof of identity is required on the day of voting. One has to produce his/her Identity Card or valid Zimbabwe passport to vote.