ZESN deploys BVR registration monitors

The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) said it has deployed 2 000 observers who will be stationed at registration centres during the four phases of the registration period.
The nationwide Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) blitz kicked off on Tuesday in selected wards of the country's 10 provinces and is being conducted by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).
 The first phase of the BVR exercise will run for 16 days until 25 October 2017.
In a statement ZESN said; "As part of its mandate of promoting democratic elections in Zimbabwe, ZESN has deployed 2 000 static observers. ..The observation of the registration exercise will enable ZESN to measure compliance with the Constitution, electoral laws as well as regional and international standards thus informing its advocacy interventions for electoral reform.
"ZESN is calling upon all eligible citizens to go out and register to vote under the BVR system. Citizens are reminded that if you don't register you can't vote in 2018."
The elections watchdog said it would regularly update citizens on the exercise. LOCAL

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