Zimbabwe’s harmonised elections have been set for 30 July, which means it is time to prepare for voting day.

No doubt, casting your vote is a nervous experience so, to make you feel better about the whole process, below is a simple and general step-by-step guide:

  • Upon arrival at the Polling Station, join the queue
  • Present your valid national identification documents. Your fingers will be checked for indelible ink
  • Your name will be checked on the Voters’ Roll to confirm that you are registered to vote. Your name will then be crossed out to indicate that you have come to vote
  • You will receive three coloured ballots for President, National Assembly and Councillor
  • Your small left finger will be marked with indelible ink. In case of any disability, the next finger in order will be marked
  • In the booth, secretly mark your ballot paper with an X for your preferred candidate
  • Fold your ballot papers and place them in the corresponding coloured ballot boxes.
  • Leave the Polling Station

Please note, priority will be given to people with disabilities, the elderly, pregnant women and nursing mothers.

 Got it? Great – Go Zim, get out and vote!