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HARARE, The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it will engage civil society organizations (CSOs) and faith-based organisations (FBOs) to assist in voter education ahead of the nationwide Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) exercise.

Zimbabwe will for the first time be using the biometric voting system and will establish a new voter's roll ahead of elections due next year. The system identifies eligible voters using unique individual identification techniques such as fingerprints and irises. Previously, voters just used their national identification documents (IDs) to vote and when registering.

The ZEC said in a statement here Thursday that in preparation for the voter education exercise, it would hold a one-day training workshop next month with representatives of CSOs and FBOs. The workshop will assist in clarifying and educating CSOs and FBOs on the role they are expected to play in the electoral process, particularly the new BVR exercise.

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission will engage CSOs and FBOs in voter education during the forthcoming BVR exercise. This will augment efforts by the Commission to keep the public well informed about the impending nationwide voter registration exercise, ZEC said.

At the end of the workshop ZEC will provide Voter Education materials which the CSOs and FBOs can reproduce and distribute. CSOs can also use their own materials to conduct Voter Education provided such materials have been approved by ZEC.

The ZEC, which is anticipates registering about seven million voters, has said it will set up 9,663 voter registration centres across the country, with the two biggest cities of Harare and Bulawayo getting a combined 1,100 centres.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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