- Commenced on 11 January 2000
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2016 and includes any amendments published up to 31 December 2017.]
- [Note: This version of the Act was revised and consolidated by the Law Development Commission of Zimbabwe]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Referendums Act [Chapter 2:10].
3. Referendum proclamationWhenever the President considers it desirable to ascertain the view of voters on any question or issue, he may by proclamation in the Gazette—
4. Referendum to be held on appointed dayA referendum of voters shall be held on the day or days appointed in terms of paragraph (b) of section three for the purpose of determining whether the voters are in favour of or against the question or issue to be decided at the referendum.
5. Question or issue to be stated on ballot-papersAll ballot-papers used for voting in a referendum shall state the question or issue to be determined at the referendum.
6. Persons entitled to vote at referendumAny person who satisfies the presiding officer of a polling station that he or she is eighteen years or above and is eligible to be registered as a voter on the voter’s roll shall be entitled to vote at a referendum.
7. Majority of voters to decide question at referendumThe majority of votes given in a referendum shall determine the opinion of the voters on the question or issue to be decided at the referendum.
8. Declaration of result of referendum
10. Application of Cap. 2:01Subject to this Act, the Electoral Act and the regulations made thereunder shall apply to any referendum, in so far as they can appropriately be applied to it, as if the referendum were a general election held following a dissolution of Parliament, and for that purpose–
History of this document
11 January 2000