Second phase of biometric voter registration kicks-off

The second phase of the biometric voter registration is now underway, with the public being encouraged to follow laid down procedures to pave way for the boundary delimitation exercise.

The exercise, which is set to continue until the end of this month, is critical ahead of the forthcoming boundary delimitation exercise, with over 2 000 voter registration centres having been established.

“The second phase has started on a low note because of awareness maybe, but we expect the numbers to pick up as we move forward. We have over 81 700 in the first phase, which had more males than females,” said ZEC Spokesperson, Commissioner Jasper Mangwana.

The delimitation exercise is based on the number of registered voters, shared community interests and geographical distribution of the electorate which therefore requires citizens to be diligent in sharing registration details.

“Remember, those that are registered will directly contribute to the exercise and how resources are to be allocated for the elections.Government allocated around ZWL4.5 billion towards the exercise,” he added.

The delimitation exercise is provided for in Section 161 of the Constitution and will be conducted after the National Census to pave way for the systematic laying out of electoral boundaries ahead of the 2023 General Elections.