Zimbabwe's chaotic early voting enters 2nd day

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Associated Press

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 4:33 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 15 at 4:36 AM

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Police, soldiers and officials are lining up to vote across Zimbabwe for a second day after earlier polling was mired in chaos with ballot papers, ballot boxes and other materials not delivered in time on Sunday.

Officials of Zimbabwe's election commission said special voting for about 80,000 government personnel who will be on duty during the nation's crucial national elections on July 31 got off to a slow start Monday.

Electoral commission deputy chair Joyce Kazembe said no voting took place at some of the 210 polling stations countrywide Sunday because printing of election papers was delayed.

More than 9,000 voting stations are planned for full elections two weeks away.

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