The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has released a report indicating that Harare metropolitan has almost one million registered voters while Matabeleland South has the lowest with only 267,000.
The report shows that as of June 10, 2022, Harare metropolitan had 952,520 registered voters followed by Midlands with 763,028 and Manicaland (738,627).
Out of the 5,804,975 registered voters, Matabeleland South accounts for only 267,308 and Bulawayo metropolitan 270,914, closely followed by Matabeleland North with 340,405.
Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West and Masvingo have over 600,000 registered voters each while Mashonaland Central has 536,450.
Indications are that Matabeleland regions will possibly lose some constituencies.
ZEC will soon conduct a delimitation exercise meant to divide the nation into constituencies with specific numbers of voters.
In a message posted on its website, ZEC says delimitation is the process of dividing the country into constituencies and wards for the purposes of elections and the process is carried out in terms of sections 160 and 161 of the Zimbabwe constitution.
“Once every ten years, on a date or within a period fixed by the Commission so as to fall as soon as possible after a population census, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission mustconduct a delimitation of the electoral boundaries into which Zimbabwe is to be divided.”