IEC plans to adopt ZEC online accreditation system


The Botswana Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) aims to enhance its accreditation system by drawing lessons from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).

Despite the controversy surrounding a benchmarking trip to Harare, the IEC is convinced that ZEC's online system is the most suitable option for the country's general elections scheduled for October 2024.

In a recent interview, IEC chief spokesperson Osupile Maroba defended the benchmarking in Zimbabwe after coming out of its disputed elections last August. “ZEC’s online accreditation system is more effective than ours, which is manual. For example, the system makes 50 accreditation cards within a minute and our system makes one accreditation card within 10 minutes.

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