Over 6.6 million Zambians eligible to vote-ECZ

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Chairperson Judge Esau Chulu
Chairperson Judge Esau Chulu

Electoral Commission of Zambia Chairperson Justice Essau Chulu has revealed that the final 2016 voters register has a total of 6, 698, 372 voters.

Justice Chulu also disclosed that Lusaka is leading with 1,119,319 million voters followed by the Copperbelt with 1,034,548 million voters.

Muchinga Province has the least number of voters with only 349,231.

Justice Chulu disclosed the final figures during a stakeholders meeting organised by the ECZ at Mulungushi International Conference Centre.

He said there are more female voters than male voters on the 2016 voters registers with 3,372,935 being female while 3,325,437 are male voters.

Justice Chulu also told the stakeholders that the register will be certified on Sunday, 31 July 2016 and the delivery of the printed copies will take place on August 3rd 2016.

He said each presidential candidate will be given a copy of the certified register on August 4th 2016.

Justice Chulu also revealed that the exercise of the ballot papers that arrived from Dubai yesterday is underway at ECZ’s Silverest warehouse in Chongwe and the exercise will end on August 5th 2016.ecznumbers

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75 COMMENTS

    • Then stop campaigns and dressing trees and pollution by erecting grotesque Sontapo bill boards every 200 metres in Lusaka!!!

      You have won since price of mealie meal , inflation, joblessness, corruption and theft have come down. You have paid all retirees especially ex teachers and service men….!!!

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    • 1. Eastern + Muchinga Vs Southern, PF wins
      2. Northern Vs North western, PF wins
      3. Western Vs Luapula, PF wins
      4. Central 50:50
      5. The win of Lusaka and Copperbelt wins it all
      I therefore conclude that the PF will retain power come August 14, 2016 with the voter turnout remaining equal.

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    • Copperbelt and Lusaka bear the brunt of excruciating and grinding poverty and joblessness and economic trauma solely caused, driven and perpetuated by Edgar Lungu PF kleptomanic greedy incompetence and grand theft.

      These suffering souls will vote with their stomachs. Watermelon.

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    • The defeat of UPND is evidently strong and rests squarely on the shoulders of messianic leadership of Hichilema for lack of judgement and megalomaniac ego. You cannot pitch national campaign on a platform of sectarian agenda and incorrigible hate flaunting a tunnel vision on an A4 paper.

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    • We are going to have a government of national unity (GNU) after this year’s general elections. Watch my words…!

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    • Ok, Mr. Chulu. How many Malawians, Tanzanians and Mozambiquans are eligible to vote in Zambia’s polls?

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    • Based on PF performance so far and not the so inspiring leadership of one ECL, those still supporting PF are either hardcore tribalist or direct beneficialers of the corrupt and vision-less regime.

      The elections in two weeks timewill depend on how HH will perform in CB and Lusaka. A 45 HH:55 ECL and 50:HH : ECL:50 for Lusaka will see PF kissing good bye.

      As for those banking on a higher turnout in PF strongholds, I have heart breaking news for you, you count yourself very lucky if draw an anverage of at most 47% in Northern, Luapula, Eastern and Muchinga. People from these regions are not just self motivated to turn up in masses to vote-they have already taken up the chitenges they wanted from PF so they won’t be bothered, many will be out doing Chitemene system while the wisemen…

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    • lot will be out chasing imbeba. Now coming to the UPND strongholds, we are expecting a turnout of over 70% in Sounthern and not less than 60% in the other three provinces. HH only needs tan improved perfomance in CB and LSK to carry the day. Things are not looking good for PF what with the cheif tribalist campaigner on the Copperbelt in the name of Kabwili already being frustrated by his own boss at this at this crusial hour, this could just be our turn to cerebrate as UPND…watch this space!!

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    • My sincere apologies for lack of editing (too many typos) in my postings above, sorry my people….no time at all, am on the run for my shift….

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    • So far, only eastern province is PF stronghold. Stop cheating yourselves. UPND is taking over

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    • Justice Chulu also revealed that the exercise of the ballot papers that arrived from Dubai yesterday is underway at ECZ’s Silverest warehouse in Chongwe and the exercise will end on August 5th 2016.
      What are they exercising with the ballot papers? Sounds meaningless.

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    • Use valid reasons backed with statistics not just yapping ba PF.I can see UPND getting 49% and PF 47% due to low voter turner out in PF strongholds.A re run is enevitable.FFD will come out second with a poultry 2% and 1% will be shared.1% of spoiled ballots.\the battle for presidency will be hard for HH but very possible to win and it will be easy for ECL but very trick if he is carefull and underrates the openent may just get it.The number of provinces and registered voters will not determine the final vote but the voter turn out and only those who need it so much will vote in large numbers.

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  1. It is good to have these figures given to the citizens. I hope the ballot papers also correspond to this number. No inflating figures and hopefully EZC will give further to produce the voter registers according to the constituencies so we have all the data when parallel voter tabulation.

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    • Done and dusted, PF takes it! Just look at the numbers in Southern, Western and North Western! Besides ECL will pick something from these same areas! Retirement for Hypnotised Hyena is eminent!
      @ zeze”’mba and your morons, keep comforting yourselves, as has been the case in all the pervious losses, especially on your ZWD! Chidunu chilalisha webo, kupona seventeen times per hour kwati mwana wandi Saulos webo, kuchita retire chabe!

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  2. Opposition UPND immediate past president Kaponya (HH) also known as Kalusa died has after a shocking defeat by PF at the August 11 polls.

    Mourners were led to the funeral house in Kabulonga by the new UPND president Geoffrey Mwalya Bwaamba.
    Meanwhile State House says there will be no national mourning since Kaponya (HH) was con man who sold state assets to himself.

    And GBM has said that the party will continue to be United in Purpose for Next Defeat (UPND)

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    • Comrade Mr. Kudos may you please tone down. There is no need to wish anybody death, we need each other in order to develop our only country. I believe the UPND will concede defeat with a pocket of violence here and there for a day or two.

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  3. Well done ECZ! We hope people will vote peacefully and no voters have been disenfranchised in their respective constituencies. After voting we hope counting,tabulation and announcements will proceed smoothly. We need our elections to be declared free,fair and credible so that we can get outside financial assistance to fix our economy. One Zambia. One Nation.

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  4. Any opinion poll that could predict a win for either PF or UPND should try as much as possible relate with these figures. However,on a quick glance it still looks like one unpopular pollster had said- the win is the one who will lead in Lusaka and Copperbelt. This could be so since the rural strongholds have really not shaken much to considerably change the outcome for either though this time Eastern may lean even much more towards PF than they did last time giving PF some advantage in the rural areas already. A cursory analysis of NEAR BALANCES: Muchinga & Northern with Southern,Western with Luapula, NW with part of Eastern, Central (shared). CB and Lusaka are the main deciders but depending on turn out,PF strongholds have surpluses in comparison to those of UPND. So things are leaning…

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  5. CB and Lusaka are the main deciders but depending on turn out,PF strongholds have surpluses in comparison to those of UPND. So things are leaning towards PF coming on top subject to voter turn out in these strongholds!

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  6. The voters will give Zambia a fresh mandate when they kick out the bandit govt and its drunkard leader.

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  7. Easy to see the manipulation already starts with these numbers. I don’t think the majority of these rural numbers represent the potential voters. Rather what I see is ECZ having very low registration of voters in the opposition strongholds like N/Western, Western, Southern, etc. I have doubts these numbers really reflect reality. The idea that if a province has fewer people then they will automatically have fewer registered voters isn’t realistically correct. I’ll give them the benefit of doubt even though this disclosure doesn’t mean anything to stop these compromised ECZ from manipulating the final votes.

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    • You have started crying before a single vote is cast?? Just wait for Counter Nega Nega (CNN). You will commit suicide my dear.

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    • @Maverick, it is not the first time these or similar numbers are being publicized by the ECZ. If an area has fewer numbers by total population,why do you expect the number of voters to be higher? In early days of registration people wondered why some provinces had even reached higher numbers than Lusaka and the CB until duplicates were removed. So let those who have real cases to complain about do so with evidence. We have already seen how some people fabricated stories about foreign voters when actually they were vote buying and disenfranchising people – they now have serious criminal case. Please provide proof or wait for the final say from voters and the ECZ!

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    • Maverick – So sad that you can think like that. What you are implying is that opposition strongholds may have more people above age 18 than the ruling party strongholds – in other words opposition strongholds have different demographics from the rest of the country. It is supposed to be laughable, but it is a very sad way of thinking.

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  8. HH takes Central, Southern, Western, Northwestern and Southern. He also gets half of Copperbelt and Lusaka.
    He is expected to amass 51.8%. This is a projection with minor margin of error. Thanks PF for the infrastructure, however it was not enough. Njala pa mimba!

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    • @14 Non Partisan, are you sure with your projections? Central is like to be shared because areas like Serenje,Mkushi,parts of Kapiri Mposhi & Kabwe and Chisamba are likely to give PF good votes. Don’t forget that some people that support HH in Jan’15 like Shakas and Shikapwasha are with PF now! Then UPND is likely to take Western but the margin will be less than Jan’15 but PF’s margin in Luapula will be higher,UPND will lead in southern by even 90% but putting Muchinga & Northern together, even if HH’s fortunes have improved the difference in total number voters will mean that Southern will be cancelled by these two provinces with surplus for Edgar. PF has lost some support in Lusaka & CB but they will still be above 50% & then Eastern will outdo NW by numbers! So…PF has better…

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    • HH takes Southern and Northwestern. HH gets a third in the Cpperbelt and another in Lusaka. HH splits 50:50 with Lungu in Central. Lungu bags Northern, Eastern, Luapula and Muchinga. Lungu gets two thirds Lusaka, 2 thirds Cpperbelt half Central and he wins simple guys. It is true will improve his performance in Lusaka and Copperbelt it will not make him win.

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    • You are simply seeing this election from a perspective of being literate. Remember majority of the voters are illiterate and do not see things the way most of us see them. We look at the economy and many other important issues and mistakes that the PF have been during their fives in power. The majority do not care or they simply do not understand and they are happy to vote for PF!

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  9. Its time to teach southerners over their nega nega nonsense! PF will comfortably win this with over 56% electoral votes- i dont see Kalusa getting over 36% votes from the above figures- wako ni wako to work in PF favour, we are just returning the favour to the southerners to teach them manners!

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  10. Politics is about calculations or analysis. If you intend to do politics and just keep on campagning blindly without calculations or analysis, always you will be found yourselves in ‘mwamoneni’.
    Southern Province has got 20 Constituencies, Muchinga Province has got 9 Constituencies and Eastern Province has got 19 Constituencies where if these two Provinces combined, it will be 28 Constituencies to fight Southern and if not careful, Southern may lose to these two Provinces looking at the combined numbers of Constituencies which is 28 against 20.
    This is where HH may feel the heat. And let me assure you, as long as these two Provinces neutralize Southern Province, it would be very difficult for HH to survive as you know Nothern Province which has got 14 Constituencies will fight Western…

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    • If its true that Zambians will vote using tribes found in provinces,more is yet to come.We shall abandon democracy and try something else.Wars are not won by numbers by tactics and the technology available in the armies.We should divide this country in two halves.All possible ways are being studied and may apply.

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  11. All possible permutations of this official voter’s register reaffirms that ECL and PF will emerge victoriouson 11 August 2016. PF supporters are waking up early and in large numbers like inshimu or inseba to go and say a BIG THANK YOU TO OUR LOVED KATEKA, PRESIDENT EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU BY VOTING FOR HIM AND YES ON THE REFERENDUM.
    HH, GBM and the Cartel who hate an innocent man like President Lungu must be readyof wrath of the people because we NOT HAPPY WITH THE WAY HH led UPND has been behaving in our great nation.
    All Bembas, Easterners, Copperbelt brothers and sisters, Lusaka men and women who have seen the hard work President Lungu has exhibited will definitely entrust their future and that of their children in him other than God.
    So HH, dont cheat yourself, there is no way you can…

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  12. cont’d
    So HH, dont cheat yourself, there is no way you can win these elections because of your hate, envy, jealous, selfishness, dictatorial behavior and disrespect of God and secondly numbers are against you no matter what. HH and GBM have brought violence and misery in Zambia and have totally disrespected our mothers, women and girls.

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  13. For your own information copperbelt is no longer a pangarians family or pamafi(pf)stronghold

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  14. These are good numbers from ECZ for PF. It has just confirmed that the combination of Muchinga and Northern provinces at 13.5% will neutralise the neganega voting pattern of southern province.

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  15. I have also sign UPND billboards where there a pictures of mealie meal, kapenta, bottle of cooking oil saying these commodities have become expensive, where is the beef HH?

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  16. But some people here are so dull…The issue is about thing not going well in the country. Unless you are voting on tribal lines like you always do…Remember no one province that can produce a president..so it is combination of all provinces… Good luck…monkeys…

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  17. Every clever annalyst will agree that these statistics are disadvantaging pf. They have muchinga province as a stronghold with lowest turn out at 5%. worsr still voter apathy. While the stronghold for upnd is at 12%

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  18. 1 Usually new voters have affinity for Change. 2 UPND strongholds may have very high voter turnout compared to PF. 3 GBM and Mumba compaigns wont give HH a zero. 4 Edgar has his own legacy not using satas legacy now. PF i advise you to compete for a rerun this election wont be very good for you. In a rerun you have a chance because there is likely to be a regional revolt against HH.

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  19. @Abene ba Nyekese unless you are not Zambian, historically northern province before creation of Muchinga was number 3 in terms of voters. This is after Lusaka and CB. The just released numbers has put northern and muchinga at 13.5% combined which again is number 3.

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  20. Honestly I don’t see upnd winning ,the figures are so scaring ,it fevers the Pf.sory to tell u the truth which you don’t like.

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  21. i feel for hh and upnd no wonder they are so violent and insulting cos they already know that they av lost

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  22. Don’t forget that ECL won in 2015 with voter apathy in PF strongholds. This time the story will be different. The margin will embarrassingly wide as ECL wins.

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  23. This time around…..tongas must have a test of their own medicine…copper belt,up north,
    Ba eastern don’t be foolish is time around remember your own got 14000 to 0….
    It’s weko ni weko….Show them until repentance comes from Southern province…

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  24. @1, I agree with you. My estimate shows that at worst, PF wins by 55.38%.

    @1.3, the economy is a non-starter for UPND and HH in Lusaka and Kopala. The people there understand the world economy and its negative impact on Zambia better than the so called economic manager underfive boy HH as he may to cheat them. Very few people can trust HH with their lives and the future of their children. They are in love with ECL, HH is a liar and simply not lovable.
    Tell HH to bring Anglo American to reemploy us ex-miners we can consider voting for him.

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  25. Today on the Daily Nation, UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma claims that PF plans to rig the election. He says that if that happens UPND will not accept the results and there will be chaos by Zambians not UPND cadres. Now does UPND suggest that the elections will not be rigged only if they win? And which Zambians will riot? I can tell him now that all real Zambians will be too busy with massive victory celebrations for defeating HH. The only people that can riot are HH people but those are easily taken care of by Zambia police, army is not even necessary.

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    • @31 Terrible, agree with you! I have questioned how UPND will react if they win bcoz they have been undermining the ECZ at every milestone of election preparation! Their’s has been that of under mining the ECZ but have never provided any proof at any point! As you have put it any win for them should also not be accepted even at parliamentary level!! Then another thing as you have explained,the PF has MP candidates most of them have been readopted. They have been re-engaging with masses to explain this issue of the economy in urban areas so people to some extent have come understand that it is not Lungu but a wider global issue. Then in rural areas most of the people grow their own food,are not affected by load shedding since they aren’t on national grid. They are more excited with new…

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  26. This is clear indication that PF has lost these elections.If you remove Copper belt and Lusaka and then add Luapula,Muchinga,Eastern and Northern province for PF and then add North western,Southern,Central and Western province you will see that UPND is on an upper had.
    Now if you compare the energy,excitement,turn out of suppoters in each of these two parties strong holds and their oppostion sides you will see that UPND strongholds are intact and people are happy but PF strongholds the numbers for rallies are small crowds are not responding.UPND has penetrated strongholds for PF with much support and excitment but PF has failed to penetrate UPND strongholds looking at the rallies.
    Thank you Zambias.You cannot be fooled forever

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  27. continued…. They are more excited with new solar grids,newly tarred roads,solar hammer mills,new health post,clinics and hospitals and new schools. And to raise a fight,one has to be sure they have numbers to do so! Zambians hardly get interested and are not likely to leave their homes to fight just to put some one in power! More popular candidates like Mazoka and Sata had lost elections but no one went to fight and this time around it is even more unlikely!

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    • @Zambia ni yatu remember Mwanawasa won the 2006 elections having lost LSK,CB,Nothern,and Luapula.So be care full its not the number of provinces or registered voters but the voter turn out and vote cast for you ,that matters.God in the heaven will provide a verdict on 11th Augast 2016.lets wait and see.

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  28. @Sudan….Remove Kafue, Chilanga, Chongwe, rufunsa, Chirundu, Chisamba, Keembe from Lusaka province as these areas are clear UPND strongholds and are areas that ECL lost in 2015 if i’m not mistaken. The problem for PF is that the huge increase in registered LSK province voters also came from these areas especially Chongwe, Chirundu & Kafue. Copperbelt remove Masaiti, Kafulafuta, Mpongwe as these are UPND areas. Remove Kapiri which HH won in 2015. Kabwe is split. HH likely to get > 40% from effect 0. PF have issues in Chingola, Luanshya whilst UPND are set to take at least 30% of KTW, MUF, CHIL and possibly 40% NDL. LSK central, Matero & Mandevu 65% PF but Kanyama, Chawama 50:50 affair. Moving districts out of South Prov to Central/LSk by MCS (MHSRIP) gives wrong pic. This very tricky…

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  29. UPND only need less than 30% of Luapula, Northern, Eastern & Muchinga to un away with victory. PF have had this information and more detailed by District / Constituency for som time and the know that they have very serious issues. its not KTW or LSK cental where massive new registrations happened but outskirts and peri-urban areas where PF have struggled, including MCS (MHSRIP). They have studied this for some time which explains all the panic, throwing money around at anything like never before, assault on the BEMBA BM, non-stop radio, TV, digital adds, billboards everywhere like never before, 5 in one place like roundabouts, Tshirt caps, jerseys, not even RB did this, gagging the media, silly arrests, tribal politics (kambwili), use of police, use of Soccer stars, musicians, parties…

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    • @DC, your analysis makes some sense when we look at rural constituencies in Lusaka and the CB. But do you believe HH will garner more than 20% in Luapula,Northern,Eastern and Muchinga provinces when PF has had its MPs there?In fact improved voter registration came after MPs were released to go and urge people to register otherwise only Southern by then led in numbers among rural constituencies. Do you believe even in their rejection for PF Western and NW provinces will not give Edgar above 20%? Who do you think will have large numbers overall in Central Province?

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  30. It amazes me how we try to outdo each other on this platform sharing known facts on both sides of the divide. PF shouts, GBV is GBM and UPND counters, Lungu is a drunken thief of K15m notoriety.

    Common fact is that there is hardly any movement. Just like the verbal war between North and South Korea.

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  31. There will be more voter apathy in Muchinga,Luapula,Eastern and Northern province as can be seen by rallies Lungu has addressed in Luapula where the majority were children and rallies were conducted in school premises to increase the number.
    Luapula and Northern province has benefited little from PF government.Mark my words thus,PF strong holds has been weakened.
    PF no chance no matter what.I am just surprised to see how a political party can loose popularity in just five years.

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  32. These figures from ECZ on paper fever PF whether one wants to hear that or not.plus its a dream for any upnd cadre to think that HH can get 50% votes in Lusaka and CB.this is simply impossible!!we live in these provinces and on the ground PF is more popular than UPND.HH will be very luck to even get 40% votes in Lsk and CB!!then all upnd votes from tongaland(southern) will be cancelled by PF votes from Northern and Muchinga.Eastern and Luapula will surely cancelled out all upnd votes from western and n/western with a surplus to cancel upnd’s surplus votes from central.expect PF to come out first in 6 provinces:Lsk,CB,Luapula,Northern,Muchinga and Eastern.upnd will be number 1 in three provinces;southern,western and n/western.central can go either way.if CB and Lsk record more than 60%…

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  33. If CB and Lsk record more than 60% voter turn out then HH will 100% lose 2016 elections!!sadly for upnd,all independent candidates in Lsk and CB are campaigning for ECL because they know very well that PF is very popular on the ground!!SO REALLY 2016 ELECTIONS ARE FOR PF TO WIN!!

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  34. wow, what a leap for eastern P, this province has always been smaller than northern and even Luapula but hey…. it has grown eh!

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  35. The ECZ is corrupt. Of cause the numbers are going to favor the one that’s sponsoring them with all sorts of bribes. The true poll numbers will be August 11th. Zambians whether educated or not educated has had enough of the disastrous direction our country is heading to. The proof will be August 12th. These so called “BIG” poll numbers ECZ is throwing our way in favor of PF don’t mean anything. The telling point is at the voting both.

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  36. All comments are based on bias towards a persons favourite party. Guys the dynamics are complicated this time around. Just get glued to radios and tvs when results start being announced on 13 August. Keep copies of ECZ registee.

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  37. ECZ if you have already sealed for PF you will be exposed. We know thats why Lungu brags that he has won even before any vote has been cast. Your plans may fail Gid is in control.

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  38. ECZ if you have already sealed for PF you will be exposed. We know thats why Lungu brags that he has won even before any vote has been cast. Your plans may fail God is in control.

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  39. 2015 BY ELECTION – 1% DIFFRENCE,SYMPATHY VOTES, WITH GBM,SCOTT,SATA,SAMPA,NEVERS……………………THE RESULTS WILL TELL

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