This newsletter contains 4 articles. Masterson's article examines various pieces of legislation and how they interact to establish the conditions for the political parties to compete in the upcoming elections. Kabemba's article aims to interrogate the on-going electoral reforms in Zimbabwe and tease out how these could contribute in reducing or increasing conflict during the coming election. Letsholo's article will discuss the role and mandate of each of these bodies in the management of election in Zimbabwe and suggest ways in which some restructuring is required for purposes of best electoral practice. Matlosa's article discusses the electoral system used in Zimbabwe as well as the reforms neccessary to improve the system.