ZESN’s analysis of the Electoral Amendment Bill

Introduction : A Bill proposing to amend the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:3] was gazetted on 18 September 2017. Titled, the Electoral Amendment Bill, 2017, the Bill seeks to introduce amendments that specifically deal with the voter registration process. The proposed amendments largely cater for the introduction of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system. In this position paper, ZESN discusses the proposed amendments considering the Constitutional principles that set out the minimum thresholds of free, fair, peaceful and credible elections…more