BVR blitz registers 36 000 new voters

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Harare, April 25, 2022 (New Ziana) – Over 36 000 new voters have been
registered and 70 735 transfers effected during the ongoing second phase
of the biometric voter registration blitz, an official has said.

The second voter registration campaign started on 1 April and is
expected to end on April 30 this year.

According to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), the first phase of
the voter registration exercise, conducted between February 1 and 28
this year, registered 100 000 new voters.

The intensive voter registration exercise will inform the delimitation
exercise to set new constituency boundaries for the 2023 harmonised
elections.

ZEC spokesperson Jasper Mangwana said as of April 18th, about 36 740 new
voters had been registered countrywide.

“As of 18th April, we had a cumulative number of 36 740 new voters and
we had recorded 70 735 transfers,” he said, adding that more data was
still being captured from remote areas where network connection was a
challenge.

The voter registration blitz is part of several pre-election activities
that ZEC and other relevant stakeholders have lined up in preparation
for the 2023 polls.

One such stakeholder, the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency, is in the
process of conducting a national population census whose results will
also guide the creation of new electoral boundaries to be used in 2023.

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