ZEC says it deleted 32,000 voters who died in last 4 years

HARARE – At least 32 010 names of deceased people were struck off Zimbabwe’s voter roll, an official has said.

In a general notice, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chief elections officer Utoile Silaigwana said the deceased registered voters died during the period December 12, 2017, and January 31, 2022.

“It is hereby notified, in terms of section 33(4) read with section 27(1) of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13], that voter registration officers have reason to believe that the persons whose names are listed in the First Schedule, and who were registered as voters for the constituencies, wards and polling stations listed therein have died.

“The names of those persons will be removed from the voters roll unless notice of appeal is given to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission,” said Silaigwana.

“By means of this notice, notification is made to any voter on the First Schedule who may be alive to lodge an objection, at the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Mahachi Quantum, 1, Nelson Mandela Avenue, corner Kaguvi Street and Jason Moyo Avenue, Harare, and at the respective Commission Provincial Offices, to the inclusion of his or her name in the First Schedule using the form prescribed in the Second Schedule no later than seven days from the date of publication of this notice,” he added.

According to ZEC, Zimbabwe’s total voter population currently stands at 5 685,258.

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