Issue 2 of Zimbabwe Election Watch (ZEW) continues monitoring elections against the 'SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections'. ZEW 2013 has so far recorded 523 breaches of the guidelines since the start of monitoring. Of these, the Zanu PF party is accountable for 510 breaches, MDC-T for 28, and MDC for 12. This issue focus on ongoing problems with voter registration, and also highlights reports of political intimidation in local communities. It focuses especially on how the conditions on the ground are negatively influenced by an overtly partisan security sector.