Answer: Yes. The electronic version of the voters’ roll will be available on Nomination Court day. It will be available to all contesting candidates free of charge. Any other person wishing to have a copy will be given upon paying a nominal fee.
The fee for the electronic copies of the voters’ roll will be:
- National voters’ roll - $20
- Constituency voters roll - $10
- Ward voters’ roll - $2
- Polling station voters’ roll - $1
- Hard copies - 10 cents per page
Answer: Section 72(a) of the Electoral Act allows electoral officers deployed outside their areas of voting to exercise their right to vote by post. However, ZEC does not encourage the deployment of the election officers away from their areas of registration. All efforts will be made to try and deploy polling officers to where they can vote.
Answer: This year’s elections are polling station based as such one’s name appears on a single polling station. This makes it impossible for a person to cast their vote at any other polling station besides the one allocated during registration to vote.
Answer: On polling day the BVR machine will not be there. The Commission will make use of a person’s identity document and the picture taken during voter registration. Polling Officers will not inspect a person’s finger prints.
Answer: They will be assisted by a person of their own choice who should be 18 years and above.
Answer: The Commission uses Multi Party Liaison Committees (MPLCs) to resolve electoral disputes for contesting parties. These committees are established soon after the Nomination Courts have sat. MPLCs are at national, constituency and Local Authority levels. They comprise representatives of contesting parties and presided over by ZEC officials. The National Committee is chaired by ZEC Commissioner, Dr. Qhubani Moyo.