As the ongoing biometric voter registration (BVR) mop-up exercise nears its close, Bulawayo province still has the least number of registered voters with just 57 percent of the total number of people who voted in the last election having registered.

The BVR mop-up exercise ends on the 8th of this month.

There has seen an increase in the number of people registering in Bulawayo with an average of between 800 and 100 per day, however, the province still stands at 57.7 percent of the number that participated in the last election with statistics showing 236 125 registered against a figure of 409 389 people who participated in the 2013 election.

The Chief Elections Officer for Bulawayo Mr Innocent Ncube challenged stakeholders to take advantage of the remaining days and encouraged the electorate to register as voters.

At national level Matabeleland North stands at 81 percent, Harare 61.6, Manicaland 75.2, Mashonaland Central 80.5, Mashonaland East 79.3, Mashonaland West 65.7, Masvingo 76.8, Matabeleland South 65.7 and Midlands is at the summit with 82.3 percent.