BULAWAYO – The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) kicked off a mobile voter registration exercise on Sunday as preparations for general elections in August go into high gear.
The outreach will take place at over 21,000 centres nationwide until March 21.
The centres will open between 7AM and 5PM, ZEC said in a public notice.
Individuals intending to vote must carry their Identity Card – metal, plastic or waiting pass with holder’s picture – or a valid passport.
Proof of residence is required but where a prospective voter does not have one, they can sign an affidavit at the registration centre.
Political parties have been urging their supporters to go and register to vote during the exercise which brings convenience to prospective voters who otherwise have to travel long distances to their nearest district registration centres.
“Let’s register big so that we vote for a government that delivers a strong economy, wealth for all, more jobs, functional hospitals, good schools and strong institutions,” the main opposition Citizens Coalition for Change said.
During a recent delimitation of ward and constituency boundaries, ZEC said Zimbabwe had 5,804,376 voters.
After the voter registration blitz ends on March 27, normal voter registration for the 2023 general elections will remain open at district and provincial centres countrywide until President Emmerson Mnangagwa proclaims an election date. Individuals registering after the proclamation of the election date cannot vote in this year’s elections.
CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION CENTRE: 2023 March Voter Registration Blitz Centres and Dates