election watch

Election Watch 39-2018 - Challenging the Presidential Election Result


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


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


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


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.


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