Elections 2018

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.

GN 2018 - 370B - ZEC Notice fixing 29th May 2018 as the Date on which the New BVR Voters Roll Became the Definitive Voters Roll

Section 36A(2)(a) of the Electoral Act provides that when a new voters roll is produced after the conclusion of a new registration of voters, the new roll will, with effect from such date as the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission [ZEC] must fix by notice in the Gazette, be the definitive voters roll on the basis of which the continuous registration of voters in terms of section 17A shall be conducted.

A new registration of voters was ordered by SI 109/2017 and launched on 14th September 2017.

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 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.

GN 2018 - 431 Designation of Trial Magistrates for Politically Motivated Violence and Intimidation Cases

IT is hereby notified that the Judicial Service Commission has, in terms of section 133J(3) of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13], designated the magistrates listed in the Schedule below to try cases of politically motivated violence and intimidation in the provinces under which their names appear before, during and after the harmonised elections for President, Members of the National Assembly and Councillors scheduled to take place on Monday 30th July, 2018.

GN 2018 - 409 Addresses of Constituency elections officers for harmonized elections 2018

IT is hereby notified that, the Chief Elections Officer has, in terms of section 4 of the Electoral Regulations, 2005, published in Statutory Instrument 21 of 2005, appointed the persons specified in the first column of the Schedule to be Constituency Elections Officers in Constituencies specified in the second column of that Schedule at the addresses specified in the third column thereto.

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.

GN 2018 - 411 & 412 - ZEC's Official Lists of Candidates Nominated for Senate Party-List Seats, National Assembly Constituency & Party-List Seats, & Provincial Council Party-List seats

Candidates for the 270 National Assembly Constituency Seats

GN (General Notice) 411/2018 dated 22nd June 2018 lists the candidates declared duly nominated at the nomination court sittings of 14th June.

Candidates for Party-List Seats in Senate and National Assembly and in Provincial Councils

GN 412/2018 dated 22nd June 2018 lists the candidates declared duly nominated at the nomination court sittings of 14th June, as follows:

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