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By-election Update: ZEC Prohibits Taking Of Photos In Polling Stations

By-election Update: ZEC Prohibits Taking Of Photos In Polling Stations

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has banned the taking of photos of marked ballots and sending them on social media saying it is a violation of the law. This comes after pictures of marked ballots circulated on social media platforms. In a statement, seen by Pindula News, ZEC said actually taking photographs in the polling station is prohibited and constitutes a criminal offence. We present the statement below:

PROHIBITION OF TAKING OF PHOTOS OF MARKED BALLOTS

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission notes with concern that some voters are taking photographs of the marked ballots and sending them on social media. This is in contravention of the Constitution which protects the right to security of the ballot. Voters are advised that this constitutional provision is in place to protect them from victimisation and is an internationally recognised right which the Commission endeavours to protect. Voters are thus advised to desist from any actions that might compromise this right and the integrity of the electoral process. Further, the electorate is advised that the taking photographs inside the polling station is prohibited and constitutes a criminal offence in terms of Section 30 of the Electoral Regulations S.1.21 of 2005.

U. Silaigwana

Chief Elections Officer

ZIMBABWE ELECTORAL COMMISSION

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12 Comments

Dhukelo 1 month ago

but ZANU iZanu haifi yakachinja


☝️❌ 1 month ago

🏃🏃🏃 how come that happened?, while you asked to switch of your phone first 🤷🤷


☝️❌ 1 month ago

hmmmm taking photos how while we are asked to switch of our phones before entering the voting rooms.
🙄


Sponono 2 months ago

What will happen to those people who have already shared their ballot papers on social media platforms ?


Chinembiri 2 months ago

ZEC yakanyanyisa kuwanda tsikidzi dzekumatebeleland ndosaka rigging yakawandisa my ZEC Ndebele bastards are fully of nonsense.


Khuphe 4 CCC VP 1 month ago

Mugodowi wena amaNdebele angena ngaphi lapha. Dliwani kuhle zinja zothuvi!!!

Maparamuro 2 months ago

Ballot ceases to be secret when it posted on social media simple


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Hokoyo 2 months ago

Rwendo rwuno shiri yakabvuta rekeni tamba tamba chidembo


Voter 2 months ago

Picture rineikovo what's inside ndozvari much more important


labulabu 2 months ago

vajaira handiti ivo vano campaignerwa ne zbc manje isu social media pa ccc ipapo


mana ubone 2 months ago

with this social media
CHIGUMBA AND CREW WILL CRY



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