Masvingo province recorded a total of 469 people who registered to vote during the month of March 2022, with 383 transfers, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) provincial office has confirmed.
Masvingo ZEC Deputy Provincial Election Officer (PEO) Maxwell Ncube said registration figures are increasing as compared to January 2022 statistics and encouraged people to take advantage of the second mobile registration blitz that will reach out to their doorsteps.
“We are happy with the March turnout and maybe the increase in numbers of voter registration might be attributed to intensive voter education which was done this past month as we were moving towards the March 26 by-elections. The numbers have actually increased with about 86 percent as compared to the month of January.
“We are encouraging all eligible voters to come and register especially as we are moving towards the second phase of the mobile voter registration exercise that they should take the opportunity, come forward and register as we prepare for delimitation this year. They should keep on coming to register as we will be in their communities and all our seven offices will be open during the normal working hours,” said Ncube.
From the 469 people who registered to vote in March, there are 198 females and 271 males, while from the 383 transfers there are 163 females and 220 males.
ZEC while be holding their second mobile registration blitz with the help of Civic Society Organisation (CSOs) running from April 10 to 30.
The mobile registration exercise is meant to reach out to people in marginalised areas and those who have to walk long distances to access the offices to be able to register.