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Mobile Voter Registration begins today


Precious Nyakudya |  11 months ago | top


The first phase of the mobile Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) blitz begins today across the country's 210 constituencies.

The month-long exercise will see the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) set up more than 2 700 mobile voter registration centres.

This comes at a time, ZEC is heightening preparations for drawing up constituency boundaries under the delimitation exercise scheduled for September.

About 271 voter registration centres will be set up in Harare, while 152 will be established in Bulawayo.

Manicaland and Mashonaland Central will have 266 and 291 centres, respectively.

Mashonaland East province is expected to have 303, Mashonaland West 325, Masvingo 287, Matabeleland North 159 and Matabeleland South 223.

Voters in the Midlands province will have 354 centres.

Voter registration will be conducted in two phases, with the first running from February 1-28, while the second is slated for April 10-30.

The second phase will see the Registrar-General Office issuing civic documents at some of the voter registration centres.

ZEC postponed the programme in December last year following an increase in coronavirus infections at some of its offices.