The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) monitored and assessed the 2018 harmonized elections held on the 30th of July 2018. The primary objective was to ensure that the elections were conducted freely and fairly in accordance with national Iegal frameworks, and regional and International lnstruments that advance the observance and respect for human rights and freedoms of all citizens.
This report reflects the Commission's findings on how citizens enjoyed and exercised their right to free, fair and regular elections and other civil and political rights enshrined in the Constitution. The report provides an analysis of the policy and legal framework relating to the electoral process, electoral environment, funding of the elections, voter registration, voter education, political party activities, media coverage and any incidents of electoral malpractices. Furthermore, the monitoring missions conducted , by the ZHRC assessed the involvement of vulnerable and special interest groups (women, children, youth, elderly and persons with disabilities in the electoral process.