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voter registration updates
September 26, 2012
The Youth Forum,
currently running a country wide youth voter registration campaign
aimed at encouraging young people to positively and, in their multitudes,
exercise their democratic right of electing leaders of their choice,
will be giving you a daily update of the Youth Voter Registration
Campaign from the country's different provinces and districts.
This daily update seeks to inform stakeholders on the registration
process at each of the registration centers throughout the country.
The Youth Voter
Registration Campaign, initiated in November 2010, has recorded
tremendous success over the period; assisting young people from
around the country to register as voters as well as urging them
to encourage their peers to meaningfully participate in elections.
The main thrust
of the campaign has been to provide potential registrants with all
the relevant information they need to register. The information
includes registration centers, requirements to register such as
acceptable proof of identity and proof of residence and any other
relevant information that young people need in order to be able
A number of
vehicles have been used to encourage youths to register, vehicles
that are appealing to the target group, the young and energetic
group of Zimbabweans. Such activities include sporting galas and
musical road shows which were all well-attended and resulted in
many youths going to register as voters.
coming in from Youth Forum leaders in various districts is that
more and more youths are registering as we approach elections, which
are scheduled to be held after the completion of the protracted
constitution writing process. Observations on the ground indicate
that only a few youth are managing to register without hustles,
with the majority facing serious huddles which in most cases are
politically motivated. The Daily Voter Registration Update seeks
to capture into the public domain stories from the young people
narrating their tribulations and successes at the voter registration
centers throughout the country.
Visit the Youth
Forum fact sheet
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