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The report on the delimitation exercise for the 2008 harmonised elections
Zimbabwe Electoral Commission
January 30, 2008

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- Acrobat PDF version (109KB) - Delimitation Commission Report to President
- Acrobat PDF version (923KB) - Final Delimitation Report 2008
- Acrobat PDF version (5.43MB) - Zimbabwe Delimitation Annexure A
- Acrobat PDF version (73.7KB) - Delimitation of Constituencies and Wards
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Introduction

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission is an election management body established under section 61 of the Constitution.

It is charged with inter alia the function of delimiting wards and constituencies into which the country is to be divided for purposes of elections. In this regard its terms of reference are set out in subsections (1) to (8) of section 61A of the Constitution as follows: -

"61 A Delimitation of wards and constituencies

(1) The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission shall, no later than the date notified to it by the President, being a date no later than three months before the date fixed or to be fixed by a proclamation as the date on which Parliament is dissolved under section 63(7) or, as the case may be, the date of the dissolution of Parliament under section 63(4), determine, in accordance with subsections (2) to (7), the limits of the wards and constituencies into which Zimbabwe is to be divided for the purpose of electing members of the governing bodies of local authorities and members of Parliament respectively:

Provided that the Commission shall produce a preliminary report in terms of subsection (8) no later than one month before the date fixed or to be fixed by a proclamation as the date on which Parliament is dissolved under section 63(7) or, as the case may be, the date of the dissolution of Parliament under section 63(4).

(2) For the purpose of the election of members of the governing bodies of local authorities, local authority areas shall be divided into such number of wards as the Commission shall determine.

(3) Zimbabwe shall, for the purpose of the election of members of Parliament, be divided into two hundred and ten House of Assembly constituencies and sixty senatorial constituencies.

(4) Subject to subsections (5) and (6), the boundaries of the House of Assembly constituencies shall be such that at the time of delimitation the number of voters registered in each House of Assembly constituency is as nearly as may be equal to the number of voters registered in each of the other House of Assembly constituencies.

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