Zimbabwe: Electoral legislation

Updated July 2013


Constitution of Zimbabwe 2013, [www] http://www.swradioafrica.com/Documents/Final%20draft%20Constitution%2025%20January%202013.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 20 May 2013).
The 2013 Constitution was approved by the electorate by the March 2013 Referendum, comes into force in its entirety when the first president elected under it is sworn in


Electoral Act Chapter 2:13
Incorporates all amendments until SI 85/2013, [www] http://www.veritaszim.net/sites/veritas_d/files/Electoral%20Act%20consolidated%20as%20at%2022%20June%202013.docx [MS Word] (accessed 24 Jul 2013)

Referendums Act Chapter 2:10
[www] http://aceproject.org/regions-en/eisa/ZW/Referendums%20Act%20 Chapter%202%2010.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 24 Jul 2013)
Referendums Regulations (Statutory Instrument 22A of 2000)

Political parties

Political Parties (Finance) Act (Chapter 2:11)
[www] http://aceproject.org/regions-en/eisa/ZW/Political%20Parties%20%28Finance%29% 20Act%20Chapter%202%2011.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 24 Jul 2013).

Media and election campaigning

Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Bill 2001 [PDF document]

Public Order and Security Bill 2001 [PDF document]

Statutory Instrument 33/2008 Chapter 2:12 Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Media Coverage of Elections) regulations, 2008.


Constitution of Zimbabwe 1980
Incorporates all amendments until October 2007, [www] http://aceproject.org/ero-en/regions/africa/ZW/zimbabwe-constitution-of-zimbabwe-2008-1 [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 10 Mar 2010).

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Act (Chapter 2:12)
[www] http://aceproject.org/regions-en/eisa/ZW/Zimbabwe%20Electoral% 20Commission%20Act%20Chapter%2021%202.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 10 Mar 2010). This does not include the amendments made by the Electoral Laws Amendment Act 2007, [www] http://kubatana.net/docs/legisl/electoral_laws_amendment_act_2007_080111.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 24 Jul 2013).