The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says the electorate must not stampede for the few biometric voter registration points as mobile registrations will commence in October.

ZEC Chairperson, Justice Rita Makarau said the 63 voter registration points which have been opened are permanent points that will be used beyond 2018.

“We distributed 63 BVR kits out of the initial 400 received to date to all the country’s 63 districts for the initial registration programme. The rest are being used for training programmes,” she said.

According to ZEC, 3000 BVR kits will be used for the whole process ahead of the 2018 general elections and Justice Makarau said the remaining 2600 kits will be coming on time to kick start a full scale registration blitz in October.

She expressed optimism that the commission will meet its target as the blitz will include mobile registration for easy accessibility.

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) Director, Mrs Rindai Chipfunde Vava called on ZEC to stick to its time frames to ensure a smooth flow of the process.

ZEC aims to complete the voter registration process in time so to allow them to work on the new voters roll which will be used in the 2018 general elections.