Electoral Cost Assessment- Zimbabwe (2017-2018)

Introduction
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) submitted a budget to the Parliament of Zimbabwe for consideration in the 2017 national budget in November 2016. It is also working on getting donor support and partnership in implementing Biometric Voter Registration (BVR), improving its technological capacities and other technical assistance. The importance of investing in elections can never be overstated. Its centrality in cementing a sustainable social contract between citizens and the government is unquestionable. The supreme law of the country states unequivocally that the state must do everything necessary to ensure the mandate of delivering free, fair, and peaceful elections. The mandate of ensuring the successful implementation of this critical juncture towards ensuring legitimacy and credibility lies with ZEC.

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