The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission says the ballot paper it has produced is very secure and can not be tampered with.
This was revealed by the ZEC commissioner Dr Qhubani Moyo in a statement responding to claims by the opposition MDC Alliance that the paper has a suspected scientific effect that moves a vote cast for its leader Nelson Chamisa to ZANU PF’s Emmerson Mnangagwa.
In an official statement on his social media platforms, Moyo said the commission would not allow the opposition parties to test the paper as that would be an “administration nightmare.”
Wrote Moyo on Tuesday:
“Today we held the last National Multi Party liason committee meeting with contesting political parties and independents to consider requests made to the Commission.
The Commission conceded to a request keep the voting booth as it has been placed traditionally. It also agreed as per the requirements of law that the numbers of ballot papers printed be published.
It however rejected a request for random testing of ballot papers on polling day to see if the mark X placed for one candidate migrates to another because it saw it as without substance on justification and will be an administrative nightmare and potential source of conflict.
The Commission is satisfied that the ballot paper is foul proof and can not be tampered with.”