The national blitz of the biometric voter registration (BVR) commences on the 10th of this month to ensure those who want to vote in the 2018 harmonised elections are captured on the voters roll following the delivery of the last batch of biometric kits last week.

The blitz is a follow up to the launch of BVR by the first citizen President Robert Mugabe on the 18th of last month at State House.

The blitz will last for 72 days and it will be held in four phases with each kit spending 16 days at the established centre.

The first phase begins on the 10th of this month until the 25th, the second phase begins on the 29th up to the 13th of November, third phase from the 16th of November to the first of December and the fourth and last phase on the 4th to the 19th of December.

The distribution of the BVR kits will be as follows, Bulawayo Province -110 kits and 108 voter registration centres.

Harare will have 245 kits deployed in Chitungwiza, Epworth and Harare.

Chitungwiza will have 128 voter registration centres, Epworth 32 centres and Harare 7 centres.

Manicaland Province will have 345 kits deployed in Buhera, Chimanimani Chipinge and Mutare districts.

Mashonaland Central will have 225 kits deployed in Mbire, Muzarabani and Mt Darwin districts.

Mashonaland East will have 108 voter registration centres, in Mutoko district, Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe and Mudzi.

The province will have a total of 300 BVR kits.

Mashonaland West will receive 320 kits in the districts of Hurungwe and Kariba.

In Masvingo, Chiredzi will have 187 registration centres, Chivi 9 centres and Mwenezi 126 centres with kits amounting to 330.

Matabeleland North will have 220 kits distributed in Binga and Lupine.

Matabeleland South will get a total of 165 kits at two centres Insiza and Umzingwane.

Midlands will use 360 kits and they will be deployed at Gokwe north and Gokwe south.

Phase one of the blitz is being done in areas that are difficult to access to ensure that they will be all covered come the rains in December.

After the blitz the consolidated data will pass through automated fingerprint identification system to avoid duplication and a provisional voters’ roll will be printed for inspection by the electorate.

After inspection and further cleaning if necessary the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission will issue a notice in the gazette fixing a date on which the voters roll produced from these processes will be declared as the definitive voters roll.