Provision of Voter Education

  • Voter Education (VE) should be linked to the secrecy of the ballot and other misinformation by electoral stakeholders.
  • VE should reach institutions of higher learning and secondary schools, and target those have reached/about to reach the legal age of majority.
  • VE must emphasise the importance of other elections, apart from presidential elections.
  • The VE methodology and curriculum must facilitate easy access by people with disabilities including those visually impaired.
  • Electoral Law must provide for continuous voter education by a broad range of actors that include the ZEC and Civic Society Organisations (CSOs).

Analysis:
There has not been any noticeable improvements on the quality of voter education processes since the 2018 Harmonised Elections. However the Commission has engaged electoral stakeholders in the development of more inclusive voter education curriculum and methodologies.

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