THE Bio-metric Voters Roll to be rolled out early next year will deal with irregularities which marred the old voters roll which according to Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Rita Makarau contained dead people among a host of other anomalies.
Briefing journalist at the Meet the ZEC Chairperson media workshop in the capital Harare, ZEC Chair Justice Rita Makarau hinted that the bio-metric voters roll would be rolled out by June next year without fail and would see a new voters roll coming into effect.
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“Let me highlight firstly that the Bio-Metric voters Roll is not a voting system but a mechanism put in place to ensure voters register smoothly without any hurdles. Its a voter registration technology that would assist us in coming up with an accurate voters roll.
“Nothing changes on polling day, voters still need to bring their IDs even though they would have submitted their finger prints and photographs through the bio-metric system. The old voters roll contained some outdated information, you would see some dead people appearing in the voters roll, that is now a thing of the past, the Bio-metric voters roll will ensure we capture every detail,” said Makarau.
Zimbabwe at some point had to go for more than a month without releasing elections results under the excuse that ZEC was still undergoing a meticulous verification of the results.