The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has extended the mobile voter registration exercise by 21 days starting from the 23rd of November, 2015 to 13th December, 2015.
The mobile voter registration exercise came to an end yesterday 11th November.
ECZ Chairperson Justice Esau Chulu has told a stakeholders meeting in Lusaka today that the extension of the exercise will cost the Commission K68.5 million.
He explains that the exercise will cover about 4,000 carefully selected registration centers countrywide.
Justice Chulu says these centers will be selected by the district registration officers taking into account the population and the turnout during the 60 days exercise that ended yesterday.
He has however pointed out that the voter registration exercise at civic centers in all the districts countrywide will continue as scheduled until 31st March 2016.
Justice Chulu has appealed to civil society organizations and other stakeholders to take advantage of the extension to encourage eligible voters to register.
He has further appealed to political parties and church organizations to call on all their members to turn up in large numbers to register as voters.
And the ECZ has warned political parties to desist from displaying their campaign materials in public places until when the campaign period commences.
This follows complaints of early campaigns by some political parties.
Justice Chulu has also reminded political parties to ensure that they are in good standing with the registrar of societies and their party symbols are those approved by the commission to avoid being prevented from taking part in next year’s elections.
And Lusaka province Police Commissioner Charity Katanga says Police were not instructed by anyone to remove the UPND campaign regalia on the streets of Lusaka.
She explains that Police act according to the law and not by instructions from anyone.
Ms Katanga states that it is a notorious fact that that political party regalia are all over public places with both the UPND and PF being the culprits.