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Voter registration needs $20 million — Zec

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The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) would need no less than $20 million to conduct the voter registration exercise, the chairperson of the commission, Justice Simpson Mutambanengwe, said on Tuesday.

The retired judge said were Copac to successfully table the new constitution on Thursday, it would take between three to five months to come up with a workable voters’ roll provided resources were available.

Zec on Monday launched a five-year strategic plan to guide the commission until the end of its term in 2015.

The commission also re-launched its website.

Justice Mutambanengwe said it took more than three months for the electoral body to come up with the blueprint.

The website was described by installers as user friendly.

According to the blueprint, the commission seeks to be as independent as possible and would endeavour to source its own funds to ensure they conducted elections without problems.

Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs Patrick Chinamasa also called for Zec’s independence.

The website provides details on how people can register to vote and how they can view election results.

It also provides information on the voters’ roll and highlights on the Constitution.

The current Zec was constituted in terms of Constitutional Amendment 19 (Act 1 of 2009) under the Global Political Agreement.

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