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Election Watch 12-2018 - Electoral Amendment Bill Through Senate


[17th May 2018]

Electoral Amendment Bill Through the Senate

No New Amendments

The Bill was transmitted to the Senate from the National Assembly late on Thursday.  As there had been so many amendments made in the National Assembly a new version of the Bill incorporating these amendments was prepared for the Senate [link]

Election Watch 6-2018 - ZEC Press Statement : Dates for Inspection of Provisional Voters Roll

Voters’ Roll for Inspection: 2018

It is hereby notified for the general public that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) shall lay open the country’s Provisional Voters` Roll for inspection by the public from 19 May 2018 to 29 May 2018 in accordance with Section 21 of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13].

The purpose of the Provisional Voters’ Roll inspection is to allow members of the public to check if their details were correctly captured and if not, have the anomalies corrected.

Election Watch 3-2018 - Ward Boundaries - Presidential Proclamation Usurps ZEC's Function


[18th March 2018]

Council Elections: President’s Proclamation of New Beitbridge Municipality

Usurps ZEC’s Functions

Unless ZEC acts to rectify the situation, people in Beitbridge will not be able to vote for councillors to represent them.   And Beitbridge is not the only place that will have this problem.

Election Watch 2-2018 - Timeframe for the 2018 Elections


[23rd February 2018]

Timeframe for the 2018 Elections

The polling date of the next general election is the key date which determines when all the other electoral process must take place.

Election Polling Date

In normal circumstances the earliest date for polling is July 23rd and the last date for polling is August 21st.

Election Watch 18-2017


[30th October 2017]


Electoral Amendment Bill

The Bill could be Introduced in Parliament after both Houses resume on 31st October

This leaves a very short time remaining for lobbying and advocacy

Election Watch 16-2017


[12th October 2017]

Laws Needing Amendment for Free Elections


In Election Watch 15/2017 we outlined some of the amendments to the Electoral Act that need to be made to bring it into line with the Constitution.  We have also published a draft Electoral Amendment Bill which, if adopted and enacted, would make those amendments.


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