News:ZEC Failing To Register Voters Because Of Lack Of Resources

<vote /> The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has said it's has failed to registers voters on a continuous basis due to lack of resources. The law stipulates that ZEC is supposed to register voters on a continuous basis. Zec chairperson Justice Rita Makarau responding to a complaint filed by eligible applicants, who had been denied the right to be registered as voters said:

It is ever correct that the commission is not registering voters in the wards and constituencies where there are no by-elections pending due to financial constraints. As soon as finances permit, we shall register all eligible voters on a continuous basis, countrywide,

The voters’ roll has been a contentious issue in Zimbabwean elections since 1995 when Margaret Dongo challenged a poll result on the basis of a defective voters’ roll in the Sunningdale constituency and won. Today, a coalition of political parties is marching in Harare to push for the implementation of electoral reforms.

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