FAQs

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VOTER INFORMATION

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30 July, 2018. This is when every registered voter will head to the Polling Station in their assigned ward to vote for three candidates of their choice. 

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Yes! The Government of Zimbabwe declared 30 July a public holiday to enable the electorate to vote without challenges from work related commitments. 

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Once registered, voters receive a Registration Slip that details which Polling Station they must go to on Election Day.

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If you have lost your Registration Slip, you can find out which Polling Station is your by clicking here and find out which Polling Station is closest to you.

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RESULTS

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4 August, 2018. Presidential election results are announced within 5 days after polling day by the law.

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 RUNOFF ELECTION

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If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote there will be a runoff.

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Zimbabwe’s election will happen on 8 September.

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Most definitely. It is important that every registered voter gets out vote again so as to choose the candidate of their choice.

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BIOMETRIC VOTER REGISTRATION (BVR)

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The enrolment infrastructure allows collecting and maintaining a database of the biometric templates for all voters and to ensure there are no duplicates.
[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”Why is ZEC taking finger prints when they are not going to be used on voting day?” open=”off” _builder_version=”3.3.1″ title_text_shadow_horizontal_length=”0em” title_text_shadow_vertical_length=”0em” title_text_shadow_blur_strength=”0em” body_text_shadow_horizontal_length=”0em” body_text_shadow_vertical_length=”0em” body_text_shadow_blur_strength=”0em”]Since every individual has unique finger prints, putting voters unique fingerprints into the BVR: i) enhances identification of voters; and ii) prevents chances of multiple registrations. The BVR machines will automatically detect such attempts. This means that the chances of duplicates and multiple voting are avoided.
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No, on polling day the BVR machine will not be there. ZEC will make use of a person’s identity document and the picture taken during voter registration. Polling Officers will not inspect a person’s finger prints.

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VOTERS’ ROLL

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  • The first 4 digits are the serial number of the BVR machine on which the voter‘s fingerprints and photo were taken when he or she registered to vote. The serial number is important so that if a person claims he registered but their name is not on the Voters’ Roll, they can show their registration slip and a ZEC officer can check the machine on which they registered to see what if anything went wrong.
  • The next four digits show the date on which the person registered, i.e. the day and the month.
  • The next four show the time, e.g. 14.30.
  • The last digit is a random number from 0 to 9 to make the series of digits up to 13 which the machines are set to read.

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PROOF OF RESIDENCE

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  • Sworn-in affidavit form
  • Utility bills in your name
  • Credit statements in your name
  • Letter from the landlord
  • Letter from employer
  • Letter parents confirming that you reside with them
  • Lodger’s permit
  • Title deeds
  • Certificate of occupation
  • Letter with Post Office markings reflecting your address
  • Letter from village head or chief confirming your residence
  • Clinic card
  • Letter from the mine owner
  • Letter from your Pastor

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