The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says timeous disbursement of funds for elections is critical for the smooth running of the process.

ZEC Chairperson, Justice Rita Makarau said this while addressing students of course number 5 of 2016 at the National Defence College on electoral challenges, the new constitution and the 2018 election road map.

Justice Makarau said following the five day biometric voter registration (BVR) site validation tests, they are waiting for the technical team to evaluate on the best company to award the tender for the BVR kits.

For 2018 elections, the country will use biometric voter registration, while on polling day voters will be produce their BVR card for verification before voting.