The Election Resource Centre (ERC) has commended the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) for addressing concerns raised regarding anomalies and inconsistencies found in the January 2022 Voters’ Roll.
ZEC through Government Gazette, General Notice 1331E of 2022 and General Notice 1411C of 2022 published alterations made to the voters’ roll to correct errors contained.
ERC, in a press statement, said the move chances transparency and confidence from the electorate. However, the election watchdog called on ZEC to maintain the integrity of the voters’ roll by addressing stakeholder concerns.
“The ERC wishes to remind the public that any voter who may have an objection to the alteration/correction to lodge an objection, at the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Head Office or at the respective Commission Provincial and District Offices by 7 July 2022.
“The ERC additionally takes this opportunity to note that the Commission is yet to avail to stakeholders the voters’ roll that closed on the 30 May 2022 as per General Notice 1147B of 2022 and calls on the Commission to avail the roll,” the statement reads.
General Notices amongst others addressed errors which included addresses found stated as “Unnamed” and “Unknown” which could not be verified.
Meanwhile, ZEC says it will consider another voter registration exercise after statistics showed a 2% increase in registered voters from 2018.
On Tuesday, ZEC released a statement stating that as of June 10, the country’s registered voters numbered 5 804 975, a 2% increase from 5 695 706 in 2018.