The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says the inspection of the voters roll from the 19th to the 29th of May 2018, will help clean the document ahead of the harmonised elections due in a few months time.

In a statement, ZEC said the provisional voters roll may undoubtedly contain some errors that the public may pick out for correction during inspection before the document is gazzetted as the final voters roll.

The inspection of the preliminary voters roll is in itself a cleaning process as it will assist in removing errors related to addresses, date of births, wrong ID numbers, polling station postings and names,” read the statement.

The commission will display a polling station specific provisional voters roll at all established polling stations where those who registered from 14 September 2017 to 6 April 2018 are encouraged to confirm their registration and their details during the inspection period.

Continuous voter registration during inspection will be at provincial, district and ward centres, the commission added.

According to ZEC, easy access to the provisional voters roll will be through the use of SMS messages to all those who registered and provided valid cell phone numbers confirming their demographic data and polling stations.

5.43 million voters were registered as at April 2018.

The commission has an established data centre where BVR data is securely stored and both physical and technical access is restricted to authorised ZEC personnel only.