The Electoral Commission of Zambia has revealed that the voter registration exercise, which took place from 14th September 2015 to 29th February 2016 recorded 1,695,580 new registrations.
The Commission says a further 1,634,288 updates which means voter transfers, card replacements and amendments were conducted and 51,998 notifications of deceased voters were recorded.
Lusaka is leading the number of new registrations with 306, 265 new registrations closely followed by Southern Province with 244,999 new voters.
The Copperbelt Province is third with 208,023 while Eastern recorded 196,010 new voters with Western Province recording 124,243 closely followed by Luapula with 124, 337 new voters.
Central Province had 164, 612 and Northern recorded 146, 308 with North western Province coming out last with 86, 388 new voters.
In a statement, ECZ Spokesman Chris Akufuna said cautioned that the figures are still provisional as the cleaning up of the voters register is still ongoing.
And Mr Akufuna has revealed that preparations for the holding of the Referendum are ongoing and that the Referendum will be held on the same day as the general elections.
“The public is further informed that the Commission will in the next two weeks commence the distribution of non-security election materials which will include ballot boxes and wire trays to all districts in Zambia in readiness for the August 11th 2016 general elections. This is to ensure that all election materials are delivered on time, given the large volume of materials that need to be delivered before to all the 106 districts,” he said.