ZEC targets half a million in BVR blitz Phase 2 

by | Apr 5, 2022 | Politics | 0 comments

ZEC targets half a million in BVR blitz Phase 2


By Pretty Manyewe


The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is targeting half a million new voters in its second phase of the BVR voter registration blitz set to begin on April 11.

In the last phase done in February, the commission recorded 80 000 new voters.

Following the recently held By-elections which had a 35 percent turnout, ZEC said they taking all necessary measures to make sure all citizens eligible for voting are registered and they understand their role when it comes to voting.

In a recent interview with Sunday Mail, ZEC spokesperson, Commissioner Jasper Mangwana, said they are targetting strong numbers in the second phase of the BVR blitz.

“We are starting the second BVR blitz on April 11 up until April 28. We are hoping that we will get more numbers because we have seen that the Registrar-General has started the ID (identity documents) blitz, so if there are prospective voters with issues to do with identity documents, this is going to be solved,” said Commissioner Mangwana.

When asked if they had any aims or objectives in the second phase of the BVR blitz Commissioner Mangwana said;


“ In our previous blitz, we had a very huge target and we ended up registering around 80 000 new voters, so its unpredictable now, but it could be good for us if we get into this blitz targeting around 500 000 people. We want to ensure that the biometric system is extended to all 210 constituencies we have in Zimbabwe and to reach all the rural areas.”

Commissioner Mangwana also reflected on the By-elections held in March saying that ZEC was happy with how the process was conducted.

Despite some electoral officers having to be withdrawn at the last minute, ZEC managed to fill the numbers and had 20000 polling officers as originally intended.

ZEC also managed to announce the results for the contested 128 local authorities and 28 National Assemblies by Sunday.