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Electoral Amendment Act, 2012
Parliament of Zimbabwe
September 28, 2012

Act No. 3 of 2012
Gazetted: Friday 28th September 2012
Commencement: 28th September 2012 [except for section 42(1). Section 42(1) will come into force on a date to be fixed by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission in terms of section 42(2) – and that date must be a date after the next general elections.]

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To amend the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13] (No. 22 of 2004); to repeal the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Act [Chapter 2:12] (No. 25 of 2004); and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

ENACTED by the President and the Parliament of Zimbabwe.


1 Short title and dates of commencement

(1) This Act may be cited as the Electoral Amendment Act, 2012.

(2) Subsection 42(1) shall come into operation on the date fixed by the Commission in terms of subsection (2) of that section.

(3) The remainder of this Act shall come into operation on the date of its publication in the Gazette.

2 Substitution of enacting formula by preamble in Cap. 2:13

The enacting formula of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13] (No. 22 of 2004) (hereinafter called "the principal Act") is repealed and substituted by the following preamble- "WHEREAS section 28 (4), 34(3), 38(2), 100B(1) and 100C of the Constitution provide as follows:

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