Elections 2018

Election Watch 17-2018 - General Election Proclaimed

ELECTION WATCH 17/2018

[30th May 2018]

General Election Proclaimed

Today, the 30th May 2018, President Mnangagwa gazetted a proclamation setting the dates for the forthcoming general election.  The proclamation can be accessed on the Veritas website [link]

In Proclamation 2 of 2018 (SI 83 of 2018), the President fixed the following dates:

GN 2018 - 359c - ZEC Notice fixing Date of Commencement of Section 42 of Electoral Amendment Act 2012 (No. 3 of 2012) - Legalisation of Polling Station Voters Rolls and Polling Station Voting

This notice brings into operation with effect from 22nd May 2018 the provisions of section 42 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2012 for polling station voters roll and polling station voting.  For an explanation of the need for this notice, see Election Watch 14/2018 of 19th May 2018 entitled Polling Station Voting Still Needs to be Legalised [link].

VERITAS & ZEC - TRANSPARENCY FOUNDING AFFIDAVIT

IN THE HIGH COURT OF ZIMBABWE                    CASE NO.          /18

HELD AT HARARE

 

In the matter between:

 

VALERIE INGHAM-THORPE                                     1st APPLICANT

 

FIRINNE TRUST operating as VERITAS                   2nd APPLICANT                                                                             

And

 

Veritas Draft Electoral Amendment Bill - updated 2018

This Bill was prepared by Veritas as a more comprehensive alternative to the Government's Electoral Amendment Bill 2017, currently going through Parliament (March 2018).

This Bill will amend the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13] to align it more closely with the Constitution and to facilitate the holding of free and fair elections.  The main focus of the amendments are the following:

Election Watch 2-2018 - Timeframe for the 2018 Elections

ELECTION WATCH 2/2018

[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.

SADC Electoral Principles

SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections
 

1. INTRODUCTION
 

SADC region has made significant strides in the consolidation of the citizens’ participation in the decision-making processes and consolidation of democratic practice and institutions. The Constitutions of all SADC Member States enshrine the principles of equal opportunities and full participation of the citizens in the political process.

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