MASVINGO – Voter registration centres for the Biometric Voters Roll (BVR) will increase in the final mop-up exercise which will run concurrently with the inspection of the provisional voters’ roll from May 19 to 29.
According to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) statistics, the total number of people who registered in the province from February 27 to May 14 stood at 7 744, leaving the total number of registered voters as of this week at 593 529.
Of those who registered between February 27 and May 14, females constituted 3 389 of the registrants while males were 4 355.
Speaking to TellZim News, provincial elections officer Zex Pudurai urged those who have not yet registered to vote to take advantage of the final opportunity and have their names on the voters’ roll.
He also said the 11 days long provisional voters’ roll inspection and voter registration mop-up exercises will also offer prospective voters the opportunity to change polling stations.
“We are going to set those registration centres and they will run concurrently with the inspection of the voters’ roll so that those who inspect the voters’ roll and see a mistake on their details can go and get those details corrected. All those who have not registered can take the opportunity to register,” Pudurai said.
He also said the statistics of people who have registered to vote was impressive with more young people showing an avid interest to participate in the electoral cycle.local