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The report on the delimitation exercise for the 2008 harmonised
January 30, 2008
documents on The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission website
PDF version (109KB) - Delimitation Commission Report to President
PDF version (923KB) - Final Delimitation Report 2008
PDF version (5.43MB) - Zimbabwe Delimitation Annexure A
PDF version (73.7KB) - Delimitation of Constituencies and Wards
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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: -
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:
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.
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.
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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