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Understanding increase in registration centers
June 11, 2013
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Since the Zimbabwe
Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced the figures of the 1st phase
of voter registration, which figures have shown that some provinces
have recorded high number of first time voters, there have been
various arguments put forward to explain the likely meaning of the
figures in relation to specific provinces and what it means.
line that has been peddled hitherto is that there were more people
registering in the three Mashonaland Provinces – fact!
ERC observes that there is primarily nothing unusual about such
occurrences because the provinces that were allocated the highest
number of mobile registration centres recorded the highest turnout
of first time voters. For instance Mashonaland East which had the
highest number of registration centres (100) recorded the highest
number of first time voters (35 266) whilst Bulawayo, which had
the least registration centres, recorded the lowest turnout of first
time registrants (5 068).
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