Requirements for aspiring candidates for the March 26 by-elections

The Claim: The by-elections to fill in 150 elective vacancies, which comprise 28 parliamentary seats and 122 council seats will be held on March 26, 2022.
The Verdict: claim verdict

The by-elections to fill in 150 elective vacancies, which comprise 28 parliamentary seats and 122 council seats will be held on March 26, 2022.

These vacancies emanated from recalls, deaths and dismissals.

With Nomination Courts sitting across the country on January 26, 2022, to receive nomination candidates for the vacant posts, aspiring candidates must start now to prepare their documentation to avoid disqualification.

Therefore aspiring candidates contesting for Local Authority seats must have these:

Be a citizen of Zimbabwe

Be a registered voter

Be 21 years of age and above

Be nominated by at least five registered voters within the ward being contested

Provide the nomination forms with the following:

Three passport size photographs (full colour)

Original birth certificate and a copy

Original ID and a copy

Your nomination  form must be endorsed by an authorised Party Representative if sponsored  by a political party

You must not be disqualified under the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution from registration as a voter and in terms of Section 119 (2) of the Electoral Act.

Aspiring candidates must therefore on January 26 submit the above with their application to be able to participate in the by-elections.

Observers have said these by-elections will be a litmus test for the national 2023 elections, as the winners may reveal which political party has popular support.

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