RIGHT TO VOTE (Issue 1)

(a MIHR Weekly Bulletin)
 
Section 67 (Political Rights) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe gives us the Right To Vote and it says:
 
(1) Every Zimbabwean citizen has the right –
(a) to free, fair and regular elections for any elective public office established in terms of this Constitution or any other law; and
(b) to make political choices freely.
 
(2) Subject to this Constitution, every Zimbabwean citizen has the right –
(a) to form, to join and to participate in the activities of a political party or organization of their choice;
(b) to campaign freely and peacefully for a political party or cause;
(c) to participate in peaceful political activity; and
(d) to participate, individually or collectively, in gatherings or groups or in any other manner, in peaceful activities to influence, challenge or support the policies of the Government or any political or whatever cause.
 
(3) Subject to this Constitution, every Zimbabwean citizen who is of or over 18 years of age has the right –
(a) to vote in all elections and referendums to which this Constitution or any other law applies, and to do so in secret; and
(b) to stand for election for public office and, if elected, to hold such office.
 
(Extracted from the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No: 20) Act 2013 and distributed by Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights. Ever Friday from today 30 June 2017 – MIHR shall be publishing the RIGHT TO VOTE Bulletin that gives information to citizens on their right to vote. This bulletin can also be found on the organization’s Facebook Page).
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