THE Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) says mobile voter registration will start on August 17 and end on October 16 this year in preparation for the 2016 tripartite elections.
ECZ public relations manager Cris Akufuna said preparations for the mobile voter registration are progressing well and the commission is ready to kick-start the exercise.
Mr Akufuna said in an interview yesterday that ECZ has started putting in place all logistics and assured that the exercise will be conducted in a free and conducive atmosphere.
“We are asking all those who have either lost or misplaced their voters’ cards to take advantage of this exercise so that they also take part in voting for the leaders of their choice in 2016.
“This exercise is important and will be conducted at designated voter registration centres and civic centres across the country,” he said.
Mr Akufuna appealed to citizens, who have reached the age of 18 and above, to register as voters when ECZ starts the voter registration exercise
Mr Akufuna said the process of registering voters is of supreme importance to the country and it is important for people to take the exercise seriously.
He also appealed to political parties to start sensitising their members on the importance of the exercise and to register so that they can participate in next year’s general elections.
Mr Akufuna said during the voter registration exercise, ECZ will register new voters, remove the deceased persons from the register and replace destroyed or lost voters’ cards.
He said the exercise will also involve transferring of voters on application from one polling station to the other.