The Electoral Commission of Zambia has clarified that voters with finger nail polish should be allowed to vote.
ECZ Spokesman Chris Akufuna said the Commission wishes to clarify reports that some voters with finger nail polish had been turned away from voting.
In a statement, Mr Akufuna advised all poll staff not to turn any voter with finger nail polish but instead, apply the indelible ink on the skin just under the thumb or below the finger nail in top of the thumb before casting the vote.
He said women who have sensitive skin are advised to remove the nail polish on the thumb nail before proceeding to vote.Mr Akufuna said no voter should be denied the right to vote in this regard.
FDD candidate Edith Nawakwi faced a temporal set up after she was refused to cast her vote at UNZA Sports Hall on account that she had nail polish on her nails.
Ms. Nawakwi who almost had an altercation with polling station official maintained that there was no law that forbid women with nail polish from voting.
She charged that the move is meant to disenfranchise women from the voting process and said she will demand audience with ECZ Chairperson Justice Ireen Mambilima over the issue.