The old voter’s roll has been decommissioned and is set to be replaced by the new polling station based voting system under the bio-metric voter registration (BVR) program set to start on the 14th of this month.
Addressing party members in Bulawayo, Cde Paul Mangwana who is the deputy secretary for legal affairs in Zanu PF said the voter’s roll is empty at the moment and all voters must register afresh under the new system which captures special features like fingerprint and facial.
Cde Mangwana said people will be allowed to register in any part of the country but their names will then be transferred to a polling center that is near their given address and on polling day they will only be allowed to vote in that identified polling station hence people need to be careful to ensure that the given address is the place they will be, come election time.
He went on to state the documents that are required during registration that include the national identity card, waiting pass and a valid passport.
Cde Mangwana added that the proof of residence was a vital aspect or registration while those with no documents will need affidavit or letter of confirmation that they reside at the said address to be able to register.
This new process he said is critical to the new voting system and called on all Zimbabweans to ensure that they register on time to avoid disappointment during polling.