Political parties and media are expected to visit and witness ballot printing at Fidelity Printers and Printflow which have been contracted to print ballot papers for 2018 Presidential and House of Assembly, Senatorial and local government polls.
This comes amidst controversies and tension after the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission(ZEC) refused to include pictures and other crucial ID details on the voters roll.
Another talking point is why President Mnangagwa of Zanu PF is positioned top right on the presidential ballot.
A fair design should have used two columns, 12 rows in the first and 11 rows in the second to avoid manipulation of the system.
Tendai Biti, the president of the People’s Democratic Party and former Zimbabwean finance minister, said, “ZEC’s unambiguous and unequivocal desire to rig and manipulate this election is shameful. Each passing day is proof that this is the worst election management body in the history of this country.”