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700K Check Registration Status Electronically, ZEC

Over 700000 people registered by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) through the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) process have checked their details through the USSD code in the past four days.

Giving statistics on Twitter, ZEC said that they had sent 3 256 440 bulk SMS to registrants while 719 387 registrants have checked their details using the USSD code during the past 4 days.

“A total of 719 387 registrants have checked their details using the USSD code during the past 4 days while 3 256 440 bulk SMS were sent by ZEC to registrants who supplied their mobile numbers during registration,” ZEC said in the statement.

In a tweet, ZEC also confirmed that the *265# USSD that started working only on Econet network was now open to NetOne Subscribers and that they hoped to add Telecel to the platform.

Registrants can also check on the ZEC website.

But the ZEC website had been described as a vulnerable platform with low security, rendering it susceptible to hacking.

During the registration period, a lot of people criticised ZEC’s BVR system after the system experienced some glitches in the initial registration days.

Using BVR, over 5.4 million people registered to vote in the forthcoming elections. Initialy, ZEC had targeted to register 7 million Zimbabweans.

There are four ways of checking one’s name in the voters roll. They can visit their allocated polling station and check, receive an SMS with their details, use the USSD by dialing *265# and following the commands or visit the ZEC website using the link; http://bvrinspection.zec.org.zw

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