The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has revised the nominations dates and fees for all the four elections.
Commission Chairperson, Essau Chulu says presidential candidates will file in their nominations between May 30 and June 3, 2016.
Justice Chulu said that nominations for Mayoral or Council Chairperson have been set for May 30, 2016, while parliamentary and local government nominations have been set for May 31, 2016.
Last Month, the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) wrote to the Electoral Commission Zambia (ECZ) calling upon them to revise the released election time table to bring forward the closing dates for filing of nominations for Presidential candidates from July 2 to June 15, 2016.
YALI also recommended that filling in of nomination for candidates to Parliamentary, mayoral and local government elections must be slated to the same June 15, 201
And the Electoral Commission of Zambia has hiked the nomination fees for the August 11th general elections.
Those vying for the republican presidency will have to pay K75,000 while those wishing to contest parliamentary seats will have to fork out K10,000 while Mayoral candidates will also have to pay K10,000.
Nomination fees for Councilors in a City or Municipal Council have been set at K2,000 while those for rural district councils are pegged at K1.500.
ECZ Chairman Justice Esau Chulu announced the revised nomination fees during a meeting held with political party leaders at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre.
Justice Chulu revealed that all aspiring candidates will have to pay 50 percent of the nomination fee to be considered for the election.