COTRAD holds Road Show Campaigns on Biometric Voter Registration (Voter Education) in Masvingo urban at Mucheke bus terminus and Sisk business on 11 November 2017. The road show programmes are part of the drive to encourage people to register to vote in next year’s general elections. The aim of the road shows was to use inspirational role models to influence and educate youths on the importance of registering to vote and to mobilize colleagues to go vote. The crowds were entertained by local artists who include Baba Raah, Bobolex, Sky Wattah, Utan Fyah and DJ Kwakatsva facilitating the campaigns. The local artists were playing voter education songs which encourages people to register with the new voter registration system and to participate in the electoral system peacefully.
The participants were informed about the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) Information ranging from, voter registration requirements and how to access proof of residents and affidavits, mobile voter registration dates by phases and voter registration centres in their respective wards. COTRAD Programs team emphasized that the people should utilize the mobile registration process in their communities however starts that the voter registration process will continue at districts offices after the mobile voter registration close. The participants were also urged to monitor the voter registration exercises, disseminate correct voter information and recruit new members in their voter club. Legal practitioners, Pastors, councilors and other commissioner of oath also attended the road show campaigns commissioning affidavits for the people who wanted to register. About 24 people instantly manage to register to vote at Sisk shopping centre registration tent and 17 at Mucheke Hall voter registration tent during COTRAD road show campaigns. COTRAD information also provides and distributed ZEC BVR Information materials to the people during the campaigns.
A crowd gathers at COTRAD road show on BVR Voter Education at Sisk Shopping Centre and Mucheke bus terminus in Masvingo