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  • Electoral (Amendment) Regulations, 2008 (No. 2) - SI 13/20081
    February 04, 2008

    Gazetted: 4th February 2008
    Commencement: 4th February 2008

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    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 of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, made the following regulations:

    1. These regulations may be cited as the Electoral (Amendment) Regulations, 2008 (No. 2).

    2. Section 3 of the Electoral Regulations, 2005, published in Statutory Instrument 21 of 2005 (hereinafter called "the principal regulations") is amended by the deletion of "one thousand dollars" and the substitution of "ten million dollars".2

    3. Section 6 ("Deposits on nomination") of the principal regulations is amended—

    (a) in paragraph (a) by the deletion of "ten thousand dollars" and the substitution of "one hundred million dollars";3
    (b) in paragraph (b) by the deletion of "fifty thousand dollars" and the substitution of "one billion dollars";4
    (c) by the repeal of paragraph (c).5

    4. Section 15 of the principal regulations is repealed and the following is substituted

    "Copies of rolls

    15. (1) Copies of the printed roll for any constituency or ward may be obtained from the Commission upon payment of a fee of two hundred million dollars, in the case of a constituency voters roll, or fifty million dollars, in the case of a ward voters roll, payable in cash.6

    (2) Copies of the electronic version of any voters roll may be obtained from the Commission upon payment of a fee of one hundred million dollars per compact disc, in the case of a political party, candidate contesting an election or accredited local observer, or fifty United States Dollars per compact disc, in the case of an accredited foreign observer, payable in cash. ".

    5. Section 20 ("Privileges of observers and election agents") of the principal regulations is amended—

    (a) in subsection (1)(a) by the insertion after "dipping" of "or marking";
    (b) in subsection (2) by the insertion after "dipped" or "or marked".

    6. Section 27 ("Accreditation fees for observers") (1)(b) of the principal regulations is amended by the deletion of "one thousand dollars" and the substitution of "ten million dollars".

    7. The First Schedule ("Forms") to the principal regulations is amended—

    (a) in Forms V8, V20 and V22 by the deletion of "black and white";
    (b) in Forms V8 and V20 by the insertion after "National Registration No.: ……" of
    "Residential Address: …………………………………………………………….." .

    8. The Electoral (Amendment) Regulations, 2006 (No. 1), published in Statutory Instrument 182 of 2006 , are repealed.


    1 Explanatory footnotes added by Veritas
    2  Increase in the fee payable by a person lodging an objection to the retention of another's name on a voters roll (in terms of section 28 of the principal Act).
    3  Increase in non-refundable deposit payable on nomination of Parliamentary candidate.
    4  Increase in non-refundable deposit payable on nomination of Presidential candidate.
    5  The repealed paragraph specified the deposit payable by a mayoral candidate (no longer necessary in view of repeal by Local Government Laws Amendment Act, 2008 (No. 1 of 2008) of provisions for election of mayors by registered voters – mayors will now be elected by councillors).
    6  The former fees were $1 000 and $500, respectively.

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