A comparative analysis of the Main and Supplementary voters’ registers of Marondera Central constituency

The Audit of the voters’ register for the Marondera Central was carried out in the period 21 to 25 September 2015. The analysis constituted of a study of the two 2015 registers focusing mostly on areas of accuracy, completeness and currency of the two registers. The 2015 register was presented in 2 forms – the main register and the supplementary register…Read more

Kenya Voter Registration Learning Mission Report

The legal framework of Kenya provides for continuous voter registration. However for the purposes of the 2017 general elections, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) conducted a Mass Voter registration excise in two phases, the first in 2016 and the second from 16 January to 14 February 2017. These timelines were provided for in the electoral regulations and this was the final Mass Voter Registration (MVR) to be conducted before the 8 August 2017 general elections…more

ZESN Report on the Nomination Court Observations

The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) deployed Long Term Observers (LTOs) to observe the Nomination Court proceedings in all 10 provinces across the country. The Nomination Court sat on 14 June 2018 to receive papers from candidates for local authority, National Assembly, and presidential elections set for 30 July 2018. The LTOs observed proceedings in a total of 116 Nomination Courts including Ward level, national assembly and the presidential nomination courts across all 10 provinces on the day of the court sitting, 14 June 2018…more

ZESN REPORT ON PRE-ELECTION POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT AND OBSERVATION OF KEY ELECTORAL PROCESSES

Introduction

ZESN deployed 210 Long Term Observers (LTOs) to observe the political environment and key electoral processes in the run-up to the 30 July 2018 harmonised elections. This report is based on observations made by the LTOs between 18 May and 07 July 2018 in their respective constituencies from across the country’s 10 provinces. However ZESN produced several thematic reports during the same reporting period, including a report inspection of the voters’ roll, the nomination court, and primary elections for political parties. Figure 1 below is a map showing the areas from which the reports were received. During this period LTOs attended 300 political rallies, met with local stakeholders including the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), civil society organisations, politicians and other prominent members of society…more

ISSUE 2 – ZESN LTO REPORT ON THE PRE-ELECTION ENVIRONMENT AND OBSERVATION OF KEY PROCESSES

This report focuses on the period from 08 to 14 July 2018 and gives an update on ZESN findings from its Long Term Observers (LTOs) based in all the 210 constituencies around the country and from its core teams in Harare and Bulawayo. Over the reporting period, LTOs reported that local ZEC offices were mainly involved in the recruitment and training of polling staff…more

ISSUE 3 PRE-ELECTION LONG TERM OBSERVER (LTO) UPDATE

29 July 2018 – In general, the environment in the past few days was reported to be peaceful. No cases of violence were reported by LTOs. Reports show that, in violation of the law, political parties were still campaigning on Sunday 29 July 2018, in most of the constituencies around the country. Most of the reported cases involved the ZANU-PF and MDC Alliance parties. eg. MDC and ZANUPF were winding up their campaigns in Masvingo Province, Gutu South, and distributing party regalia. The same was reported for Silobela and other constituencies…more