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Alba Iulia
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Low voter turn out characterises Kapoche by-election

Headlines Low voter turn out characterises Kapoche by-election

The Kapoche by-election in Petauke in the Eastern province has been characterized by low turnout of voters.

By midday, polling stations visited by ZANIS, had less than 50 per cent of the total
number of registered voters, who turned upto cast their votes.

At Mwanjawanthu polling station in Kaumbwe ward, a polling assistant, Rodgers
Chilongozi, said only 250 people out of the total number of 708 registered voters
had cast their votes by 13.00 hours.

At Lusinde polling station in Lusinde ward, 194 out of 450 registered voters had
cast their votes while at Petauke polling station in the same ward, 140 out of 362
registered voters cast their votes by 14.00 hours.

The low turnout had been attributed to most people preparing their fields for the
next farming season.

Presiding officer at Petauke polling station, Jonathan Muhinyi, said general voter
apathy could have also contributed to the low turnout of voters.

Kapoche constituency has a total number of 27,000 registered voters and 62 polling
stations.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Why waste time people have other worries. Zambia just had its elections in september last year. If ECZ was serious this MP was not supposed to enter parliament. You are making the system weaker and unrespectable.

  2. Why waste time people have other worries. Zambia just had its elections in september last year. If ECZ was serious this MP was not supposed to enter parliament. You are making the system weaker and unrespectable.

  3. Why waste time people have other worries. Zambia just had its elections in september last year. If ECZ was serious this MP was not supposed to enter parliament. You are making the system weak and unrespectable.

  4. People feel cheated by the people whom they voted because of rampant corruption. Aparthy is not the solution but corruption and vote buying has demoralized the people. Things are no longer all system go due to selfish individuals “eating masuku on top of thier heads.”

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