Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Voting yet to commence in some polling stations in Western Province

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Voting at Namu and Lumbe polling stations in Senanga district of Western province has not started.

But Senanga Constituency returning officer, Stephen Siamatimba, has confirmed that measures are being put in place to ensure that voting takes place today.

Mr Siamatimba said a boat, a vehicle and a motor cycle have been released to help with the transportation of polling staff and election materials respectively.

He added that the Electoral Commission of Zambia is also looking into the matter so that people exercise their right to vote and choose their preferred candidate to take over from the late President, Michael Sata, who died last year in a London hospital.

Mr Siamatimba further disclosed that the crew that has been sent will arrive at Maata around 14:00hrs, adding that as soon as the crew manages to cross over then voting will start in the afternoon and end at night.

Namu and Lumbe polling stations are among the 24 polling stations in the country where voting could not take place.

Namu has a total number of 150 registered voters while Lumbe has a total number of 320 voters.

Voting, which started around 06:00 hrs and was supposed to end at 18:00 hrs yesterday has been extended to today in some parts of the country due to poor road network and bad weather in some cases.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Please. What happened to the helicopters? No place to land or lack of fuel?

    We should expect results in Friday 23 & Saturday 24.

    • Ummmm…PF have master dribble us again here, Yaba.
      Those 150, 320 votes can not make an impact. Back to the drawing board again. Viva HH 2015, 2016, 2021!!!!!

  2. i voted for HH but i think its very illogical for UPND to start celebrating because from my own analysis, the gap on the copperbelt, central is too much even though the voter turn out in their stronghold was higher than the national average

  3. So far from 30 constituencies counted PF has so far polled 302,483 whilst UPND has polled 167,949 (Source: TIZ PVT Facebook)

    Results from: Serenje Central, Chipili, Chipangali, Mukaika, Kasama Central, Pemba, Mandevu, Kantashi, Chadiza, Chipata Central, Kwacha, Wusakile, Bwacha, Solwezi Central, Nkana, Kabwe Central, Mazabuka, Ikelenge, Nchanga, Mufulira, Ndola Central, Kamfinsa, Livingstone, Chimwemwe, Mpika, Chingola, Lusaka Central, Munali, Kabwata and Chililabombwe.

    There are 120 constituencies to be announced. Fellow bloggers based on the above outcome you can draw you own conclusions as to who is going to carry the day in this presidential election.

    Bravo to UPND for stopping ECZ to stop announcing results. The act would have influenced the people still voting.

    Thanks

  4. AND BESIDES THE POLLING STATIONS THAT ARE STILL VOTING ONLY ACCOUNT FOR 21,000 REGISTERED VOTERS. NOW FOR ARGUMENTS SAKE LETS SAY ALL OF THESE WILL VOTE FOR HH. WILL THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE? BECAUSE THE PF POLLED OVER 21,00 VOTES IN KANYAMA ONLY. SO ALL THE POLLS CURRENTLY VOTING CAN BE CANCELLED BY THE KANYAMA POLLS FOR PF. BESIDES THERE IS VOTER APATHY. SO OUT OF 21,000 VOTERS ONLY ABOUT 8,000 WILL VOTE. SO IT WONT CHANGE THE FATE OF HH

  5. WINA AZALILA TATE .LET HH CLAM DOWN.ANALYSING THE RESULTS I CAN SEE UPND HAS PERFOMED EXTREMELY WELL ON THE COPPERBELT AND SOME PARTS OF LUAPULA .IT IS BETTER TO WAIT OTHERWISE ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN .BECAUSE SO FAR RESULTS POSTED INDICATES THAT UPND MAY BE ABOVE .MARK MY WORD WINA AZALILA TATE

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