Statutory Instrument 85 of 2017: An analysis of new voter registration regulations

Introduction 

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) gazetted Statutory Instrument 85 (S.I. 85) of 2017 on the 21st of July 2017 which outlined voter registration regulations in preparation for the 2018 harmonized elections. Below is an overview of new provisions for voter registration introduced through the statutory instrument. The analysis will make highlights of progressive aspects of the regulations (green zone) as well as gaps requiring further attention by electoral authorities.

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