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Electoral Regulations, 2005 [Statutory Instrument 21 of 2005]
February 14, 2005

Read the Revised Electoral Regulations as of 18th March 2008

Published in Government Gazette Extraordinary dated the 14th February 2005.
Commencement: 14th February 2005

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ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
Section
1. Title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Forms.
4. Addresses of constituency elections officers.
5. Distinction of ballot papers when Parliamentary and Presidential elections coincide.
6. Deposits on nomination.
7. Instruments for marking ballot papers.
8. Counting of votes.
9. No person to notify results before official declaration.
10. Collation of polling-station returns and aggregation of ordinary and postal ballots.
11. Declaration of result of poll.
12. Collection of ballot boxes and packets after close of poll.
13. Presiding officer to arrange for delivery of ballot boxes.
14. Office hours and inspection and copies of documents.
15. Copies of rolls.
16. Duties of constituency elections officers and polling officers when rolls printed.
17. Inspection of nomination paper after close of sitting of nomination court.
18. Election agents: Presidential elections.
19 Prescribed classes of persons for purposes of sections 55(2)(b), 62(2)(a)and 77(3)(b) of Act.
20. Privileges of observers and election agents.
21. Election agents.
22. Election expenses.
23. Prohibited symbols.
24. Unqualified persons not to apply for ballot paper.
25. Prohibition of taking of photographs.
26. Old forms and availability of new forms.
27. Accreditation fees for observers.
28. Security to be given for purposes of section 165 (3) of the Act.
29. Complaints to Commission.
30. Offences and penalties.
31. Repeals.
FIRST SCHEDULE : Forms.
SECOND SCHEDULE : Maximum Number of Election Agents, Observers and Journalists Who May Be Present Within Polling Stations, Etc.
THIRD SCHEDULE : Prohibited symbols.
FOURTH SCHEDULE :Repeals.


IT is hereby notified that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, in terms of section 192 of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13], has, with the approval of the Minister, made the following regulations:—

Title

1.  These regulations may be cited as the Electoral Regulations, 2005.

Interpretation

2.  In these regulations—
"form" means the appropriate form set out in the First Schedule.

Forms

3.(1)  The claim form for registration as a voter in terms of section 24 of the Act shall be in form V.1.

(2)  The claim form for registration in a constituency in which an intended candidate is not resident in terms of the proviso to section 24(1) of the Act shall be in form V.2.

(3)  The claim form for the transfer of registration in terms of section 25 of the Act shall be in form V.3.

(4)  The claim form for transfer to a constituency in which an intended candidate is not resident in terms of the proviso to section 25(1) of the Act shall be in form V.4.

(5)  The voters registration certificate to be issued in terms of section 26 of the Act shall appear as a detachable slip in forms V.1, V.2, V.3 and V. 4.

(6)  The notice of objection in terms of section 27(1) of the Act shall be in form V.5.

(7)  The objection to the retention of any name on the roll of a constituency in terms of section 28 of the Act shall be in form V.6, and the prescribed fee referred to in section 28(2)(c) shall be one hundred thousand dollars payable in cash or by bank-certified cheque.

(8)  The notice of alteration of a voters roll in terms of section 35(2) of the Act shall be in form V.7.

(9)  The nomination paper for election as a member of Parliament in terms of section 46 of the Act shall be in form V.8.

(10)  Subject to subsection (9), the ballot paper for election—

(a) of a member of Parliament in terms of section 57 of the Act shall be in form V.9;
(b) to the office of President in terms of section 110 of the Act shall be in form V.10.
(11)  In the form printed on the obverse side of form V.9 or V.10—
(a) the number of horizontal segments shall equate to the number of candidates nominated for election in the constituency concerned or for election to the office of President, as the case may be;

(b) there shall be printed—
(i) in the first of the vertical segments, the names of the candidates standing for election in the constituency concerned or to the office of President, as the case may be, in alphabetical order of surnames;
(ii) in the second vertical segment, opposite the name of each candidate, the name or abbreviation of the name of the party, if any, for which the candidate is standing or which is sponsoring him or her, if he or she has specified such name or abbreviation in his or her nomination paper;
(iii) in the third vertical segment, opposite the name of each candidate, the symbol, if any, specified by the candidate in his or her nomination paper;
(iv) in the fourth vertical column, opposite the name of each candidate, a passport-sized black and white photograph of the candidate;
(c) if none of the candidates has specified a symbol or an abbreviation of a party, the number of vertical segments may be reduced accordingly.

(12)  The polling-station return referred to in section 64 of the Act shall be in form V.11 for Parliamentary and Presidential elections: Provided that when Parliamentary and Presidential elections coincide, the presiding officer shall complete two separate polling station returns in form V.11.

(13)  The application form in terms of section 71(2) of the Act for a postal ballot paper shall be in form V.12 for Parliamentary and Presidential elections.

(14)  The declaration of identity referred to in section 72(3) of the Act shall be in form V.13.

(15)  The ballot paper envelope referred to in section 72(4)(d) of the Act shall be in form V.14.

(16)  The telegram, telefacsimile or electronic mail notifying the result of an election of a constituency member in terms of section 67(1) of the Act shall be in form V.15.

(17)  The telegram, telefacsimile or electronic mail notifying the result of an election of a Presidential candidate in terms of section 67(1) f the Act shall be in form V.16.

(18)  The notice by the constituency elections officer confirming the telegram, telefacsimile or electronic mail of notification of the result of the poll which is referred to in section 67(2) of the Act shall be in form V.17 for Parliamentary elections and in form V.18 for Presidential elections.

(19)  The declaration of secrecy required by section 82 of the Act shall be in form V.19 for Parliamentary and Presidential elections.

(20)  The nomination paper for election to the office of President in terms of section 108 of the Act shall be in form V.20.

(21)  The forms prescribed in respect of elections of members of Parliament shall be used, where applicable and with appropriate modifications, in respect of any election to the office of President or any elections to the governing bodies of local authority councils.

(22)  The certification required to enable a member of the Public Service to be eligible for nomination as a candidate and for election as councillor in terms of section 119(5) of the Act shall be in form V.21.

(23)  The nomination paper for election as a councillor or mayor in terms of section 125 of the Act shall be in form V.22.

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