Today the 17th of April 2018, Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) conducted a Vendors Voter Education Road Show at Glen View One-Penyayi Shopping Complex. The objective of the Road Show was to enhance vendors knowledge and understanding (especially youths and people living with disabilities) of the 2018 electoral processes, particularly voter registration, electoral roll inspection and voting. The event which started at 9:30 am and ended at 2:30pm was attended by over 500 people and of the 500, 175 were assisted in various ways with information related ongoing BVR process. The event was organised to under VISET’s Issue-Based Voter Education and (Agitation) Mobilization (IBVA) Campaign. The IBVA campaign seeks to address the low participation of street vendors in civilian political processes, specifically becoming a registered voter and voting in local and national elections.
The recurring message that was being sent out to the crowd was that registration is still open. VISET made use of the roadshow to disseminate information on other things such as how to get assistance from organisations working on elections such as the ERC, ZESN and others, including making use of the hotlines provided by some of the organisation mentioned above. The use of IEC materials such as caps and bibs kept the crowd engaged.
Source: Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET)