Harare (New Ziana)- The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) will start delimitation of constituencies and other electoral boundaries on June 1, the government said Tuesday.
According to section 161 (1) of the Constitution, once every ten years, ZEC must conduct a delimitation of electoral boundaries after the conclusion of a population census.
Zimbabwe’s 2022 population census was concluded on May 5th.
“‘Notwithstanding the date of publication of this Notice, the process of boundary delimitation shall commence from the 1st of June, 2022, and continue into the culmination of the drafting of a preliminary report or until the 31st of December 2022, whichever occurs first,” said government through an extraordinary gazette.
At the conclusion of the delimitation exercise, ZEC should produce and submit a preliminary report to the President with a list of the wards and constituencies, maps and description of their boundaries.
“For the purpose of the boundary delimitation, the voters roll shall be deemed closed on the 30th of May 2022, voter registration shall, however, remain open for purposes of any by-elections that may become necessary and the 2023 general elections,” it said.
Zimbabwe will hold general elections