By Natasha Jamba
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission says it has set aside 83 million for the delimitation process and voters’ roll inspection programme.
Speaking on the Ya FM’s Premier Morning Show, Good morning Great Dyke ZEC Zvishavane District Election Officer, Regressor Dube gave a breakdown of the budget.
Delimitation is the process of dividing the country into constituencies and wards for the purposes of elections of persons to constituency seats in the National Assembly and of councillors to local authorities. The process is carried out in terms of sections 160 and 161 of the new Constitution.
For the purpose of electing Members of Parliament, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission must divide Zimbabwe into two hundred and ten constituencies and for the purpose of elections to local authorities, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission must divide local authority areas into wards according to the number of members to be elected to the local authorities concerned.