As Zimbabwe is gearing up for the 2023 general election, various civic society organisations are carrying out voter registration campaigns while political parties are kick-starting their campaigns mostly in urban centres.
The country’s Electoral body will be starting its voter registration blitz Monday, April 11 across the country.
Last week, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission announced dates and centres where voter registration will be taking place.
The Zimbabwe Christian Alliance has launched a voter registration campaign which is targeting mostly women and the youth.
Organisation Media Officer Rumbidzai Mbewe told journalists during the launch in Bulawayo that their aim is to improve electoral participation by women and youths.
“We realize that the women and the youth form the largest demography but have few people who participate in Electoral processes. It is their right to register to vote and vote so we are making sure we give them awareness on the need to register to vote and vote,” she said.
Statistics indicate that the 68 percent of the country’s population are young people under the age if 35.
ZANU PF says it is targeting to have 5 million votes in 2023 while opposition Citizens Coalition for Change has set itself a target of over 6 million votes.