Voter registration is an ongoing exercise and it will continue at the 73 Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) district registration centres until 12 days after the nomination process.

ZEC clarified this as hundreds of potential voters trooped for a last minute biometrical voter registration fearing that today the 8th of February is the final day.

The panic was evident among many a potential voter in the capital as they stormed in their hundreds to biometric voter registration (BVR) centres for registration under the mistaken impression that process will officially end this Thursday (today).

The ZBC News crew visited Town House in the capital and witnessed hundreds of voters patiently waiting to register on the final day of the BVR mop up exercise.

At Parliament building hundreds more said they had been queuing up for more than five hours for fear of failing to beat the deadline.

ZEC chairperson Justice Priscillah Chigumba clarified that it is the mop up mobile voter registration which has ended but voter registration is a continuous exercise until 12 days after the nomination court sits.

More than 5.3 million people have so far registered in anticipation to cast their vote during the 2018 harmonised polls.