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  • Zimbabwe's Elections 2013 - Index of Articles


  • Voters turned away for various reasons
    Habakkuk Trust
    July 31, 2013

    Electorates in most polling stations were being turned away for either failing to find their names on the voters roll or trying to vote at the wrong constituency.

    In the morning at TM hyper station, 155 people were turned away because of trying to vote at the wrong constituency while at Nketa high school eight people turned away, 5 had slips and IDs but their names were not on the voters roll.

    At Mpumelelo primary school ward 9, eight people turned away for trying to vote at a wrong constituency with others while others failed to find their names on the voter’s roll.

    The same situation was observed at Mafakela primary school polling station where 11 people were turned away.

    At Emganwini South and Blanket Mine three and one respectively, were sent back for trying to vote at a wrong ward.

    At Bulawayo Polytechnic polling station, two people who had slips and national identity cards were turned away because their names were not appearing on the voters roll and they were told to go to the command centre.

    Milton high school experienced the same problems as 44 electorates were turned away mainly because of trying to vote at a wrong constituency, while eight failed to vote at Northend Tent polling station for the same reason.

    Voting was going on well at Paddonhust Catholic Training centre though six of the electorates were turned away for not being on the voters roll and failing to produce relevant documents.

    Another electorate at Malindela primary school could not cast a vote after experiencing problems with cut-off date.

    At Woodville primary school and Eveline High School two and 15 were turned away for trying to vote at a wrong ward and wrong constituency. Mafakela primary school, 21 were turned away for trying to vote at a wrong ward while others were not registered to vote.

    In Mangwe, Phakamani Community Hall, nine people were turned away mainly because they did not have IDs and they were still waiting for their waiting pass though they had slips.

    In Bubi, Samanyande, 14 electorates turned away because they were not registered voters while 9 were assisted because of old age and blindness.

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