Nomination court report for rural district council elections

A democratic election should be defined by the principles of openness and fairness and the selection of candidates is without doubt part of this process. The nomination courts to receive nomination papers for the forthcoming rural district council elections were held at 57 different centres on the 20th of September 2006. The courts were supposed to have sat on the 15th of September but they were moved by the ZEC ostensibly in order to ‘give political parties adequate time to make their preparations’…. : more

Urban Council Elections 2003- Election Report

This report is the assessment of the elections that were held in 21 of Zimbabwe’s 26 urban councils and 2 parliamentary constituencies from 30-31 August 2003. Counting of these polls was conducted on 1 September 2003. This report is based on the weekly long term monitoring reports, polling and counting day forms which were completed by ZESN long-term monitors and short term observers respectively….. : more

Epworth, Marondera Central and Mbire by-elections

On 19 September 2015, the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN), at the invitation of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), observed parliamentary by-elections in Epworth, Marondera Central and Mbire constituencies.
The seats fell vacant following the death on 9 June, 2015 of the ZANU-PF incumbent for Epworth constituency, Ambassador Amos Midzi; and the expulsion from ZANU-PF and subsequent recalling from Parliament of Ray Kaukonde and David Butau, former Members of Parliament for Marondera Central and Mbire respectively:more

Mhondoro Mubaira By-elections Report

On 5 March 2016, The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) conducted a National Assembly by-election in Mhondoro-Mubaira Constituency. The by-election was necessitated by the fact that ZANU-PF invoked section 129 (1) (k) of the Constitution which states that a Member of Parliament’s (MP) seat becomes vacant when the MP ceases to belong to the political party of which he or she was a member when elected to Parliament and the political party concerned, by written notice to the Speaker of Parliament, or the President of the Senate, as the case may be, informs parliament of the same.:more

Chiwundura By-election Report

President Mugabe set 15 July 2017 as the date for the Chiwundura National Assembly by-election in accordance with Section 39 (2) of the Electoral Act (Chapter 2:13). The seat fell vacant following the death of the National Assembly representative for the Constituency; Mr Kizito Chivamba, who died on 19 April 2017 following a short illness. ZESN deployed 15 observers (static and mobile) to the 15 July 2017 National Assembly by-election…more

ZESN Report on the 30 July 2018 Harmonised Election – Advance Copy

Executive Summary

In terms of the Constitution and Electoral Laws of Zimbabwe, in the normal course of events, the country conducts harmonised elections every five years. Following the end of the five-year term of the government that was elected in 2013, Zimbabweans went to polls on 30 July 2018. This report presents ZESN’s observations of each sector of the electoral cycle: the pre-election, the polling, and the post-election periods. The observations were gathered through the deployment of 7240 trained observers: 210 Long Term Observers (LTOs), who primarily focused on observing and reporting on the pre and post-election periods in all the country’s 210 National Assembly constituencies from 18 May to 31 August 2018; 750 Sample Based Observers (SBOs) who observed at randomly selected polling stations on the Election Day; and 6280 Short Term Observers (STOs), at selected polling stations in every ward. The observers were provided with checklists designed to guide the collection of relevant data…more