THE NGO NETWORK ALLIANCE PROJECT - an online community for Zimbabwean activists  
 View archive by sector
 
 
    HOME THE PROJECT DIRECTORYJOINARCHIVESEARCH E:ACTIVISMBLOGSMSFREEDOM FONELINKS CONTACT US
 

 


Back to Index

This article participates on the following special index pages:

  • 2008 harmonised elections - Index of articles


  • Electoral (Amendment of sections 39(2)(b) and 110(3) of Electoral Act) Notice, 2008 - SI 73A of 2008
    May 15, 2008

    Gazetted: 15th May 2008


    [CAP. 2:13

    Electoral (Amendment of sections 39(2)(b) and 110(3) of Electoral Act) Notice, 2008

    IT is hereby notified that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, in terms of section 192(1) as read with section 192(5)(a) of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13], has, with the approval of the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, made the following notice:-

    Title

    1. This notice may be cited as the Electoral (Amendment of sections 39(2)(b) and 110(2) of Electoral Act) Notice, 2008.

    Extension of period within which elections to fill section 39(2)(b) vacancies must be held

    2. Notwithstanding section 39(2)(b) of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13], relating to the period within which the President must publish a notice in the Gazette ordering a new election to fill a vacancy in the membership of Parliament caused by the death of a candidate before the poll, such period is hereby extended from fourteen (14) days to ninety (90) days from the date of notification by the Chief Elections Officer of the death of the candidate in terms of section 50 of the Act.

    Extension of period within which second Presidential election to be held

    3. Notwithstanding section 110(3) of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13], following upon the poll taken on the 29th March, 2008, in each constituency for the election of a President which resulted in no candidate receiving a majority of the total number of votes cast, the period within which a second election to the office of President is to be held is hereby extended from 21 days to ninety (90) days from the date of the announcement of the results of the first poll for the election of a President.

    EXPLANATORY NOTE
    {This note does not form part of the notice, but merely explains its contents)

    The extension of the period under section 2 of this notice is necessitated by the fact that the Chief Elections Officer notified the deaths of three candidates who had been duly nominated for the Gwanda South, Pelandaba-Mpopoma and Redcliff House of Assembly constituencies in the issue of the Herald dated the 26th March, 2008.
    The extension of the period under section 3 of this notice is necessitated by the fact that it is proposed to run the Presidential run-off election and the House of Assembly by-elections concurrently at the earliest possible dates permitted under section 38(1)(b) of the Electoral Act for the holding of a Parliamentary by-election. The proposed period exceeds the statutory 21-day period provided under section 110(3) of the Electoral Act, counting from the day of the announcement by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission of the Presidential election results on the 2nd May, 2008.

    This notice was published as a supplement to the Zimbabwean Government Gazette Extraordinary dated the 15th May, 2008.

    Please credit www.kubatana.net if you make use of material from this website. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License unless stated otherwise.

    TOP