THE Electoral Commission of Zambia has managed to register close to 80 percent of eligible voters for this year’s tripartite elections, according to the voter registration update for February 2011.
According to the update obtained by the Daily Mail, out of the 6,434,272 eligible voters countrywide, the commission has managed to capture 4,990,047 voters, representing 77.55 percent.
This means the commission has yet to register 1,444,225 more voters to reach the 100 percent mark.
With the current continuous registration and intensified sensitisation to encourage eligible voters to register, the target looks attainable.
However, this will require more efforts by all stakeholders because the elections are drawing closer.
The Copperbelt has recorded the highest number of registered voters at 832,963, followed by Lusaka Province with 756,388.
The capital city is, therefore trailing the Copperbelt by 76,605 voters, pointing to the need for more work to be done, considering that it is the most densely populated city with nearly two million inhabitants.
Northern Province has recorded the third highest number of registered voters with 627,220, while Southern Province is fourth, with 626,221 voters.
Eastern Province has captured 615,018, Central Province 462,955 and Luapula 395,050. Western and North-Western provinces have recorded 376,076 and 298,156, respectively.
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The figures are a compilation of the number of voters captured from all the districts in each province.
Lusaka Province has four districts, the Copperbelt 10 and Northern Province 13, including the newly established Mafinga.
The rest of the provinces have between seven and 10 districts.
To register as a voter, one must have attained the age of 18, live in the polling district where they applied to be registered and in possession of the green national registration card to confirm their Zambian nationality.
The Electoral Commission of Zambia recently announced the resumption of mobile voter registration while continuous registration is going on at district councils throughout the country.
The continuous registration focuses on new registration, replacement of lost, destroyed or defaced voter’s cards and transfers between polling districts following change of residential address.
It also focuses on change of name, deletions following the death of a registered voter and amendments because of errors in personal details.
[Zambia Daily Mail]
Now I hope our politicians are studying these figures so that they ensure that they capture at least 60% of their traditional votes…
So SATA will lose by 350,000 votes this time.
ha ha ha ha
The way to go….. We need change. Donchi Kubeba
Sata has a dream to capture the whole of Lusaka ( Kafue, Lusaka urban, Chongwe, Rufunsa, Luangwa) good dream!
The picture looks good in the opposition strong holds. We need consented efforts to make sure we get 80% vote cast in our strong holds to easy the pressure and be sure of victory. Viva PF. Viva PF-UPND Pact??. UPND come on board we are still waiting for you to accept Chirwa,s intelligent proposals. We are sisters as Scot puts it in Mutaba ward no need to harass each other. We have a common enemy to fight the demagogy MMD.
This corrupt ECZ is not telling the truth. 80% of what. They will surely give mmd 20% come election. We need more upnd supporters on this blog. We all know that shikulu sata is going to mpika to become a villager. We need our very own HH to rule this poor country so that he can kick poverty to the bemba land where it belongs because of chitemene system. For……….w….w…..w….aaaaarrrrd we go upnd. We will go alone and win the elections.
It is very very difficult to believe this Daily Mail story, may be after the election the staff will denounce President Banda for his dictatorial tendencies. This is what happened in Egypt, after Mubaraak went out, the state owned papers disowned their former leader Mubaraak.
It is like that man who used to call for people’s help that there was a lion that wanted to catch cattle but each time people came the man was joking, but when the lion finally pounced on the cattle, and the man called the people did not listen. It is really very very difficult to believe what these Public media are writing.
The Public media have risen up against Zambians, hitting them right and left.
Hope Zambians will look to the Daily Mai, Times of Zambia and ZNBC.
I meant, hope Zambians will look to the Daily Mail, Times of Zambia and ZNBC in future after the election and a new Electorate based Constitution in enacted.
With this i think the opposition will carry the day.
These numbers look jolly Good.
Central 90% Eastern 95% NWP 95% W 48% S 30% CB 40% LK 40% NP 60% LUAP 60%
Overall it will be lanslide baby!!!. We are looking at these numbers
Hope these figures will tally when announcing election results. we will be hearing of places with 300,000 registered voter having 450,000 voting for MMD and 200,000 to the opposition.
The pecentqags dont matter. Lets keep in mind the overall figure of voters.
ba opposition bear in mind that such bickering will only disadvantage you…your strongholds are juicy!
Can these fellows make arrangements for people to vote at embassies? Many people living abroad are being disenfranchised.
So RB will won by a very wide margin this time. VIVA RB, VIVA
will win by a wide margin this time. VIVA RB, VIVA
Shut up ndoda.Are u related to that mujili? You look alike.viva pf.wina azalila wina aza seka.
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mmd should start parking now, their time to go has come. Kuya bebele guys twacula. PF! supporters donchi kubeba
H.E MR RUPIAH BWEZANI BANDA AND MMD SHALL WIN. LET ALL ENEMIES OF PEACE LIVE LONG TO SEE FOR THEMSELVES,GOD IS UPON THIS LAND OF ZAMBIA AGAIN THIS YEAR(2011). ABASHI!! LESIBIANISM, ABASHI! GUYISM, ABASHI! DON’T KUBEBA.
GOD SEPERATED DARKNESS FROM LIGHT, SO WE ARE FROM THE DEVIL.
PF WILL AMASS 56% OF THE TOTAL VOTES. CHOWA NGOWA UNO MUKULO TULE ABUKA
At this moment I am ready to do my breakfast, after having my breakfast coming yet again to read more news.
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