CSOs deploy door-to-door voter mobilisation teams

THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) in conjunction with the Elections Resource Centre (ERC) have deployed door-to-door voter mobilisers countrywide in addition to the roadshows launched in September.

The voter registration mobilisers will cover the last phase of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) blitz being held by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).

Beginning another week of voter mobilisation roadshows, targeting areas in Harare, ZimRights and ERC held roadshows at Mbare Bus Terminus and in Kambuzuma areas on Monday, December 4, 2017.

Fungai Siwela, a voter educator with ZEC, addressed people at Kambuzuma 2 where she explained the requirements for registering as a voter.

“For proof of residence we don’t just accept affidavits, but we also accept title deeds or photocopies, any envelope of a letter addressed to you, or a clinic card,” said Siwela.

“There are many proofs of residence. We urge you to register to vote because voting is your right.”

The roadshow teams will cover Mufakose and Budiriro on Tuesday, December 5, Kuwadzana and Dzivarasekwa on Wednesday, December 6, Warren Park 1 and Warren Park D on Thursday, December 7 and finish off with Manyame of Friday, December 8.

The door-to-door mobilisers have also been visiting places of worship to talk about voter registration such as the Methodist Church in Budiriro 5 on Sunday, December 3, where the congregants were receptive and welcomed the voter registration mobilisation initiative.

The civil society organisations continue to daily monitor the BVR blitz process and its statistics since its commencement in October through their accredited observers, using mobile telephone technology.

Source: ZimRights