Byo youth register to vote: Zec

A mock exercise by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission on the use of the biometric voter registration kits in Mabvuku, Harare.

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has called on the youths to register as voters in the ongoing Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) exercise, amid indications that there is still alow turnout in Bulawayo.

BY ALEXIS SIBANDA

Zec district elections officer for Bulawayo, Sithembiso Khuphe made the remarks yesterday during the engagement meeting that was held at the Bulawayo Club.

Khuphe said they were targeting 409 000 registrants.

“It is so disheartening that the youths want the elders to plan the future for them whilst they are seated at home and busy complaining. We expect them to stand and come up in their numbers and register and build a Zimbabwe they want,” she said.

“Registration is the only thing that is done freely, easy and not even time consuming, so we plead for their co-operation so that our BVR mop up itinerary becomes a success.”

Khuphe said youths should take advantage of the three weeks left in the mop-up exercise.

She said if they fail to reach the projected target the number of polling stations will be cut during elections.

She said Zec has Commissioners of Oaths at each centre to assist with the issue of proof of residence.

Meanwhile, the provincial elections officer for Bulawayo, Innocent Ncube said, Zec is really worried about voter registration apathy.

3 Comments

  1. Kuwiriranakwakanakakugarakunzwanana Garanewakohamandishe

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    1. There is nothing that is as disgusting as the attitude shown of the youth of today.They are busy pursuing things that are hopeless like endless hours watching English Premier League matches etc on tv. They are so different from yesteryear youths who took it upon themselves to fight and liberate this country. Yesteryear youths had the concern for the future of their country.If they dont want to register and vote leave them like that, dont force the lazy ‘baggers’. Let them choose to do NOTHING today so that they reap NOTHING in future.

  2. It is the govrrnment which does not carry out voter education prior to these national exercises.How can the youths know about the importance of voting when it seems as if voting is a silent worthless exercise?The zec must carry out voter education throughout in order to let the youths know

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