Zimbabwe : no anomalies found in voters roll

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Casablanca, (ADV) – Independent election watchdog the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) said Thursday the bio-metric voters roll for the July 30 elections does not have anomalies that affect a large percentage of registrants.

Zimbabwe compiled a bio-metric voters’ roll for the first time for the July 30 polls to enhance credibility of the polls given that previous elections have been marred by allegations of vote fraud.

ZESN said while no voters roll is perfect, a less rushed process would have allowed more time for the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to identify and address anomalies.

“In terms of accuracy, the audit did not identify anomalies in the 2018 Voters Roll that affected a large percentage of registrants or were they concentrated amongst registrants of a particular area, gender or age,” ZESN said in a statement after completing an audit of the voters roll that contains 5.6 million people.

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