Continuous voter registration to commence this month
The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has announced that it will soon kick-start the continuous voter registration exercise.
ECZ Public Relations Manager, Chris Akufuna told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today that the commission was currently putting in place the necessary logistical requirements.
Mr. Akufuna said ECZ would strive to stick to the earlier announcement by its Chairperson Justice Florence Mumba to commence the exercise this month.
“The Electoral Commission of Zambia will endeavor stick to the earlier statement by Justice Florence Mumba that the continuous voter registration will start by June this year and members of the public will be informed once the exercise begins,” he said.
Mr. Akufuna said the ECZ is working tirelessly to ensure that the exercise commences promptly.
The ECZ Public Relations Manager said the commission is alive to the fact that it needs to act with a sense of urgency over the matter.
He said the exercise would ensure that all eligible voters are capture so that they may exercise their right to vote.
Pressure is amounting on the ECZ to commence the continuous voter registration exercise.
Government this year allocated K5 billion in the national budget to the ECZ for the continuous voter registration.