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Referendum update 2
March 16, 2013
process continues under generally peaceful conditions. The following
are highlights of a few reports on negative accounts received between
13:15 hours and 14:15 hours
- Voter turnout
has slightly improved with short to fairly long queues being observed
at a number of stations.
- Youths have
been particularly singled out for their apathy, as opposed to
apparent higher turnout by the elderly. It is reported that the
elderly have come out in large numbers in Chitungwiza. (ERC therefore
encourages young men and women to get off their couches and go
out to the stations and vote).
- Lack of
adequate visible signs to direct voters to most polling stations
(please refer to recent newspapers for the lists of available
polling stations. You may also visit the ZEC or ERC websites for
information on polling stations).
- There are
reports of more voters turned away for presentation of invalid
identification documents (please be reminded that valid ID documents
include National ID – metal or plastic, valid passport i.e.
one that has not expired, or a waiting pass for those yet to receive
the metal/plastic ID card).
- Other groups
of voters turned away include “aliens” and minors
(i.e. under 18 years).
- We are in
receipt of a report about ballot papers running out at Chief’s
Assembly in Ntabazinduna, Matabeleland North, ZEC officials frantically
trying to get more ballot books.
Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai have cast their
ballot at Mhofu Primary School, Highfields, Harare and Chaminuka
Primary School, Chitungwiza, respectively.
the Election Resource Centre
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