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VOTERS ROLL CHAOS: ZEC extends inspection deadline as anomalies are flagged

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By Staff Reporter


THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has extended the voters’ roll inspection exercise to June 1.

This comes after a number of anomalies were raised following inspection by the public. Some prospective voters claimed they could not find their names on the voters’ roll and  others had been displaced from their wards of residence.

In a statement on Monday evening, ZEC said the exercise was being by a day.

“The voters’ roll inspection exercise has been extended to June 1, 2023. ZEC is calling upon members of the public to visit inspection centres where they indicated they will vote at only and not at any inspection centre,” ZEC said on Twitter Monday.

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The voters’ roll inspection exercise was previously scheduled for May 27-31, 2023 but a slow start due to ‘logistical challenges’ had delayed opening of centres across the country.

In a statement on Saturday, ZEC Chief Elections Officer Uitole Silaigwana offered to extend the inspection of the voters’ roll following delays experienced on the first day of the exercise.

“Owing to logistical and other unforeseen challenges, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission would like to inform members of the public that some voters’ roll inspection centres may start operating much later than the anticipated time on May 27, 2023.

“The Commission may consider extending this exercise scheduled to end on May 31, 2023 by a day in affected areas,” said Silaigwana.