One million struck off voters' roll
It is understood that when a person dies, a burial order is issued and subsequently a death certificate, the RG’s Office automatically removes them from the voters’ roll. Burial orders and death certificates are mainly issued out for people who die in towns and cities, while those in rural areas are sometimes not reported to the authorities. According to Chapter 36 B of the Amended Electoral Act assented to by President Mugabe last year, the constituency registrar can only remove a person from the voters’ roll on the grounds that the voter was dead or absent from his or her constituency for a period of at least 12 months if there was a death certificate or a sworn statement by the mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter or other direct descendent of the voter sought to be removed.
Meanwhile, Mr Mudede said about 16 300 Zimbabweans had visited the national mobile registration teams between Monday and Tuesday which saw over 3 000 citizens registering as voters for the first time. He said over 4 000 citizens inspected the voters’ roll between the two days while over 7 500 got national IDs.
“The Registrar General of Voters has effectively deployed mobile registration teams countrywide from April 29, 2013 to May 19, 2013 subject to review,” he said. Mr Mudede said every team had the capacity to issue national identity cards, conduct voter registration and inspection of the voters’ roll.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Herald