ECZ sets date for by-elections
The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has set Thursday 5 July 2012 at the date for the parliamentary by-elections for Livingstone, Chama north and Muchinga constituencies.
The ECZ will on the same date hold 11 local government bye- elections.
The by-elections in Livingstone and Chama North follow the nullification of the seats constituencies while the Muchinga seat fell vacant following the death of the area member of parliament George Kunda.
ECZ public relation manger Cris Akufuna in a statement says the vacancies in the 11 wards arose from resignations, defections and imprisonment of councilors.
Mr. Akufuna has said aspiring candidates in the by-elections should lodge completed and attested statutory declaration and nomination prescribed before a magistrate,local court magistrate, heard of the government primary or secondary school, commissioner of Oaths or election or returning officer on Thursday 7th June 2012.
He adds that parliamentary candidates should take along 9 supporters who should be registered voters adding that the nomination fee of K 100 hundred thousand will have to be paid.
Local government candidates will also pay K 75 thousand and K 50 thousand for municipal and district councils respectively.
The campaign period is expected to commence on 7th June through to 3rd July 2012.
Accreditation for media personnel and NGO’s will be on the 14th of May 2012 at the Electoral Commission of Zambia while each political party will only be allowed to have a maximum of 10 observers.