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Voter registration post in Nampula city. Photo: Pinnacle News
Domestic observers point to widespread printer problems, which meant that in many areas people were allowed to register but were not given their voters card. In some districts, cards are being printed at the district centre and then given to registration brigades to hand out. This is happening in Metuge (Cabo Delgado), Gurue (Zambezia), Gondola, Nhamatanda and Chimoio (Manica) and Moamba and Marracuene (Maputo province).
Observers noted that 62% of brigade staff are women. Most posts are not easily accessible to people with disabilities. Party monitors from Frelimo and/or Renamo were present in 98% of registration posts.
There is a problem with observer credentials not being issued in parts of all provinces, particularly in parts of Zambezia and Tete. Another problem is that some credentials are being issued on ordinary A4 paper rather than a plastic covered card with a photo, and these paper credentials are not always accepted.
Observers visited 562 posts in 100 districts during the first week. Domestic observation is being run by a coalition of six groups: Associacao Desenvolvimento e Sociedade (ADS), Comissao Episcopal de Justica e Paz (CEJP) da Igreja Catolica, Liga de ONGs Mocambicanas (JOINT), Centro de Aprendizagem e Capacitacao da Sociedade Civil (CESC), Solidariedade Mocambique, and Sociedade Aberta (SA).Source: 2019 General Elections - Mozambique Political Process Bulletin
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