Zim voting chaos continues on 2nd day

2013-07-15 13:39
An armed Zimbabwean police officer arrives at a polling station in Harare. (Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, AP)

An armed Zimbabwean police officer arrives at a polling station in Harare. (Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, AP)

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Harare - Police, soldiers and officials are lining up to vote across Zimbabwe for a second day after earlier polling was mired in chaos with ballot papers, ballot boxes and other materials not delivered in time on Sunday.

Officials of Zimbabwe's election commission said special voting for about 80 000 government personnel who will be on duty during the nation's crucial national elections on 31 July got off to a slow start on Monday.

Electoral commission deputy chair Joyce Kazembe said no voting took place at some of the 210 polling stations countrywide on Sunday because printing of election papers was delayed.

More than 9 000 voting stations are planned for full elections two weeks away.

Read more on:    zimbabwe  |  southern africa  |  zimbabwe election 2013

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