Election Watch

Election Watch 11-2017

ELECTION WATCH 11/2017
[16th September 2017]
Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act Used to Amend Electoral Act

Election Watch 10-2017

ELECTION WATCH 10/2017

[8th September 2017]

President Orders New Registration of Voters
from 14th September to 15th January

 

In a proclamation gazetted today, 8th September 2017, the President ordered a new registration of voters in all wards and constituencies in Zimbabwe.  The proclamation was issued in terms of section 36A of the Electoral Act.

Election Watch 9-2017

ELECTION WATCH 9/2017

[2nd September 2017]

ZEC Press Statements on IDs and Voter Registration

Recent press reports have suggested [wrongly] that the millions of Zimbabweans holding metal identity cards will not be allowed to register as voters during the forthcoming Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) exercise to be conducted by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission [ZEC]. 

Election Watch 8-2017

ELECTION WATCH 8/2017
[22nd August 2017]
Could Zimbabwe have an Early March 2018 Election?
There have been newspaper stories and a great deal of speculation about the possibility of the President proclaiming a March 2018 election.  

Election Watch 7-2017

ELECTION WATCH 7/2017

[4th August 2017]

ZEC Press Statement on Voter Registration for Zimbabwean Citizens whose National IDs are Marked “ALIEN”

Election Watch 6-2017

ELECTION WATCH 6/2017

[31st July 2017]

New Regulations for Voter Registration – Part 2

This bulletin continues Election Watch 5’s analysis of the new voter registration regulations, SI 85/2017 [link].

Maintenance of Order in Registration Centres

Election Watch 5-2017

ELECTION WATCH 5/2017

[31st July 2017]

New Regulations for Voter Registration – Part 1

Election Watch 4-2017

ELECTION WATCH 4/2017

[18th July 2017]

The President’s Options for Proclaiming the 2018 Elections

Election Watch 3-2017

ELECTION WATCH 3/2017

[10th July 2017]

Delimitation of Constituencies for Elections

Why is Delimitation Necessary?

The Constitution provides for direct voting by registered voters:

·        for electing the 210 constituency members of the National Assembly [section 124(1)(a)]

·        for electing the councillors of all urban and rural local authorities [section 265(2)]

Election Watch 2-2017

ELECTION WATCH 2/2017

[16th May 2017]

Constitutional Principles for Elections

Introduction

Elections – presidential, parliamentary, provincial and local – in Zimbabwe have to be conducted in compliance with the Constitution which lays down basic principles for free and fair elections.  This Election Watch will examine these principles. 

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