ZEC Releases Polling Station Data For Presidential Results
THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has availed consolidated statistics for the Presidential election, including data from all V11 forms, in a development expected to give further credence to results of the plebiscite.
The release of the exhaustive data will help disaggregate the voting tally. Zanu-PF candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa won 50,8 percent of the vote ahead of Nelson Chamisa of the MDC Alliance, who amassed 44,3 percent of the 4,7 million votes cast.
The elections management body said those who want to query the data were free to take up the matter with them or with the courts. In an interview, Zec acting chief elections officer Utloile Silaigwana said the authenticated data will be availed in digital format.
“We now have all aggregated data for the elections and we will make it available for collection. The data has all the information on the harmonised elections and it is in digital CD format. What is important to note is that this information will be a reflection of all the V11 forms from all the 10 000 plus polling stations we had. This means the information will contain all the Presidential material at every polling station, at every ward, at every constituency and at every province.
This information is easily analysable and searchable. We are inviting all the parties, in particular their chief agents to come and collect the CDs. We are also in the process of making sure that apart the CDs, this information will be accessible on our website soon.”
Mr Silaigwana said the electoral body welcomes any objections of the data.
“Everyone is free to make a complaint if they wish to because the data is easily accessible and analysable,” he said.
Consolidated data for the National Assembly and local authority elections will be availed later.
“We have decided to start with the Presidential elections first, but we are also in the process of compiling consolidated data of the V11 forms for the National Assembly and Local Authority seats in due course. You will appreciate that with the local authority, the data is humongous and it takes a bit more time,” he said.
In a separate statement yesterday, Zec said electronic copies of the Presidential election were now available.
“The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) would like to advise presidential candidates or their chief elections agents that they can now come and collect electronic copies of the 2018 presidential election results at the Zec head office’s public relations department. These results will also be published in the press and on the Zec website www.Zec.org.zw, where other stakeholders can access them.”
Results by provinces as provided by ZEC are as below: