election watch

Election Watch 16-2017

ELECTION WATCH 16/2017

[12th October 2017]

Laws Needing Amendment for Free Elections

Introduction

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.

Election Watch 10-2017 - President Orders New Registration of Voters from 14th September to 15th January

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 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 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. 

Election Watch 1-2017

ELECTION WATCH 1/2017

[10th May 2017]

Timeframe for the 2018 General and Presidential Elections

This e-bulletin introduces Veritas’ new Election Watch series.  In this series Veritas will provide information about electoral law and its implementation in the run-up to the next general election in 2018. 

This first bulletin will outline the timeframe laid down in the Constitution for general elections. 

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