election watch

Election Watch 39-2018 - Challenging the Presidential Election Result

ELECTION WATCH 39/2018

6th August 2018

Time Frame for a Presidential Challenge

In the early hours of the morning on 3rd August, the chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission [ZEC] declared Mr Mnangagwa to have been duly elected as President of Zimbabwe.  The MDC Alliance has said the result will be challenged in court.

ELECTION WATCH 34-2018 - Presidential Ballot Paper

ELECTION WATCH 34/2018

18th July 2018

Presidential Ballot Paper

It appears that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission [ZEC] has printed presidential ballot papers with the presidential candidates listed in alphabetical order in two columns.  The President’s name, which would be towards the middle of a single column, heads the second column.

What the Electoral Act and Regulations say about the Form of Ballot Papers

ELECTION WATCH 33-2018 - Update on Veritas Transparency Case

ELECTION WATCH 33/2018

18th July 2018

Update on Veritas Case for More Electoral Transparency

Transparency Necessary for Verifiability

Our new President has promised Zimbabweans and the international community that the impending elections will be “free and fair”.  The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission [ZEC] has promised to deliver free and fair elections.

Election Watch 31 - 2018 - Postal Voting

ELECTION WATCH 31/2018

16th July 2018

Postal Voting

Reports of police officers in Bulawayo casting postal votes under the watchful eyes of their superior officers have raised questions about the postal voting system.  In this Election Watch we shall explain how the system is supposed to work.  We shall also explain that there are differences between how postal voting is done in this election and how it used to be done.

Election Watch 29-2018 - ZEC Gazettes Errors & Omissions in List of Nominated Candidates

ELECTION WATCH 29/2018

9th July 2018

Correction of Omissions and Errors in ZEC’s First Lists of Nominated Candidates

The Acting Chief Elections Officer of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission [ZEC] has published two General Notices [GNs] correcting omissions from and errors in the lists gazetted on 22nd June in GNs 411 and 412.  The effect of these corrections is summarised below.

Election Watch 25-2018 - To Put the Record Straight

ELECTION WATCH 25/2018

25th June 2018

To Put the Record Straight

There have been several news articles misrepresenting Veritas.  Whether they have criticised or congratulated Veritas for taking cases on election matters, the implication has been that we are doing it for political reasons or to hamper ZEC’s ability to run elections.

Election Watch 23-2018 Veritas Court Case against Restrictions on Voter Education

ELECTION WATCH 23/2018

16th June 2018

 

Two Veritas Court Cases on Elections to be Heard on Monday 18th June

in High Court, Harare

This coming Monday, 18th June, the High Court in Harare is due to hear two cases brought by Veritas to improve the conduct of the coming general election.  

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