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ZEC Refutes Chipinge By-election Rigging Allegations

ZEC Refutes Chipinge By-election Rigging Allegations

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has refuted reports claiming that voters in the by-election in Ward 16 of Chipinge Rural District Council were being asked to take pictures of their marked ballots at polling stations.

In a statement on Saturday evening, ZEC Chief Elections Officer Utloile Silaigwana said the presiding officers are aware of the law and will ensure the secrecy of the ballot. Reads the statement:

Allegations of Rigging

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission would like to inform the public that allegations of voters being forced to take pictures of their marked ballots at polling stations in ward 16 of Chipinge Rural District Council are false.

The presiding officers are very much aware of the provisions of the law in that regard.

Section 57 of the Electoral Act (c)(i) clearly states that the ballot must be marked secretly while Section 4(d) of the Fourth Schedule states that it is prohibited to reveal the identity of the candidate voted for.

Section 25 of the Electoral Regulations of 2005 further state that no person shall within a polling station take any photographs while polling is in progress except with the permission of the constituency elections officer or take any photograph of any person within a polling booth.

These regulations are meant to protect the secrecy of the ballot.

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17 Comments

Tintin 3 weeks ago

mungatii


BG 3 weeks ago

Yooo


JJ 3 weeks ago

hant ivote yake hre anenge atora screen shot pavote yako mnhu anoita zvaanoda nayo eeeeh ndoitengesa kana ndichida hant ndeyangu it's better kupiwa mari ndogara ndadya yangu


JJ 3 weeks ago

iye kana asingakwanis kutenga vote yangu ngaamirire dzemarema dzinouya mahara not kuda kuti nyangadza heee vote buying itawo kana mari yacho yekutenga unayo


Doug 3 weeks ago

As long as people are not physically searched to check for mobile phones and cameras, it would be premature to say so, even before the results are out.


Majority Rule 3 weeks ago

Kariba CCC yarakasha vanhu, zviwitsi zvakaramba kushanda daimakaendesa iriSugar,Stop It.

🟡Kariba ward 5

CCC 303
Zanu pf 175

It's done!


Zuze 3 weeks ago

Inga kana bhiza rinohwinha nemhuno wani?

Muntuza 3 weeks ago

The Kariba poll results are very disappointing, 478 votes does mpt give a true reflection of the people's wishes, CCC won by default

Mabaso 3 weeks ago

Chatomhanywa here wangu

Valour 3 weeks ago

As the triple CCC boat is moving in the Zanupf storm


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legislator 3 weeks ago

🤣🤣🤣 Ziyambi Ziyambi ,w******ma


Chibaba 3 weeks ago

Basa tasiya tapedza paKariba, hatitenge mavotes vanouya wega kune pundutso


Sekuru Dhambi 3 weeks ago

Idhlai zvihwitsi muwane simba rokuinda kundoisa X chaipo chaipo.

Well done Kariba



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