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  • Referendum update 2
    Election Resource Centre
    March 16, 2013

    The voting 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

    Major Highlights

    • 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.
    • President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai have cast their ballot at Mhofu Primary School, Highfields, Harare and Chaminuka Primary School, Chitungwiza, respectively.

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