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Con Court to rule Friday on ZEC second chance vote application
Bell, SW Radio Africa
July 24, 2013
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Court will on Friday rule on an application filed by the Electoral
Commission (ZEC), which is seeking to allow those who failed to
vote during the special vote period, a second chance to participate.
‘logistical challenges’, revealed this week that of
the 63,268 people who were authorised to
vote during special voting exercise, only about 37,000 managed
The exercise, which was
marred by late delivery of ballot papers and delays at polling stations,
was meant to give all those who will be on duty during the election
next week the chance to cast their vote.
Justice Rita Makarau filed the application at the Constitutional
Court on Tuesday, amid concern that it does not have the authority
to allow this ‘second chance’ voting to take place.
lawyer and Education Minister David Coltart said this week that
while every citizen should be allowed to vote, there is a provision
in the Electoral
Act that stipulates that if a person has applied for a special
vote they would not be allowed to vote during the harmonized elections,
to prevent double voting.
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