Voting in the rescheduled Livingstone parliamentary by-election has opened on a low note.
A check by ZANIS this morning at Mujala polling station in Dambwa North found a handful of people preparing to cast their votes.
Presiding Officer at the Polling Station Kanyimba Millius said only four people had cast their votes by 06:10 hours.
Clement Hibeenzu who queued up as early as 05:00 hours was the first person to cast his vote at 06:01 hours.
And at Dambwa North Community Centre, 30 people had voted by 06:50 hours in the two streams at the polling station while 31 people had cast their votes at Old Boma Polling Station by 07:15 hours.
At Damwa site and service 14 people had voted, while at Bomb site polling station 30 people had voted between 06:00 hours and 06: 25 hours.
Meanwhile, a check by ZANIS at Rainbow Africa, Old Kazungula Boma and Libala polling station between 07:00 hours and 07: 20 found no
Presiding Officer at Rainbow Africa Julia Mushota said at least 40 people had voted by 07:10 hours .
She however expressed hope that more people will trickle in as the day progresses.
At Maramba polling station 23 people had voted by 07:03 hours and at Mbita more than 50 had voted with short queues of people waiting to
cast their vote.
The Livingstone Parliamentary By-elections is being contested by UNIP’S Green Mwanagombe, UPND’S Regina Musokotwane, PF’s Lawrence
Evans and MMD’s Fred Siasuntwe.
The Seat fell vacant following the resignation of Reverend Howard Sikwela who later joined the ruling Patriotic Front.
The Electoral Commission of Zambia-ECZ postponed the by-election from last month on 28 February following political violence that erupted during campaigns which left a PF member dead.