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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

ECZ Increases Voter Registration Centres in Lusaka

Feature Politics ECZ Increases Voter Registration Centres in Lusaka

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has opened up Eight Centers to be operating on a 24-hour basis in Lusaka, apart from Lusaka Civic Centre, for Voter registration Exercise.

ECZ Acting Public Relations Manager Sylvia Bwalya has confirmed the development to ZNBC news in Lusaka today. Ms Bwalya stated that the move has been done to cater for more people who want to register as voters in Lusaka.

She has named the centers as Munali Boys Secondary school, Matero Community hall, Roma Parish in Mandevu constituency and Kabwata community hall. Ms Bwalya said others are Evelyn Hone collage, ECZ Education Centre in the show grounds, Twashuka primary in Kanyama and Chawama primary school.

She has explained that the Commission is monitoring other centers outside Lusaka which can be opened on a 24-hours basis for voter registration apart from the Civic Centers.

Ms. Bwalya alsdo said that there is an improvement in terms of staffing levels from last week after beefing up staff from those that have been recruited to do help with voter registration.

And Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has advised political party cadres to refrain from unruly conduct as the law will not spare anyone.

And, Mr. Kampyongo says more police officers will however only be deployed in urban areas where there are reports of some unruly political cadres attempting to disrupt the voter registration exercise.

Mr. Kampyongo who is also Shiwang’andu Member of Parliament was speaking when he checked on the voter registration exercise at Kasangala and Kanakashi primary schools in Shiwang’andu District.

He commended residents for turning up in numbers to register as voters despite the long queues.

Mr. Kampyongo assured residents that the Electoral Commission of Zambia -ECZ- is addressing the challenges of inadequate manpower and equipment, urging those registering not to be discouraged.

The Shiwang’andu Law maker also directed Muchinga Ward councillor Fridah Mulenga to ensure the construction of the one by three classroom blocks at two primary schools are completed by December month end.

Mr. Kampyongo said there is no need for the construction to delay because materials have already been provided.

And Ms. Mulenga said she is working with other councillors in the constituency to ensure residents are sensitised on the importance to register as voters.

12 COMMENTS

  1. In civilized countries , The municipality automatically enters all eligible voters in the electoral register of their constituency if they have registered their address with the responsible registration authority in their country at least 42 days before the elections , the voter’s notification is sent to every eligible voter which also includes an application form for a polling card to vote by mail. With this polling card, voters may cast their ballot at a different polling station in their constituency, the voting process takes not more than 2 minutes .
    IN ZAMBIA FYONSE NI DUNUNA REVERSE! JUST TO REGISTER TO VOTE YOU HAVE TO WASTE A FULL DAY FROM 05:00Hrs QUEUING UP FOR POMPWES TO COME AND RIG THE ELECTIONS

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  2. Register online

    It usually takes about 5 minutes.
    Who can register?

    You must be aged 18 or over
    You must also be a Zambian citizen
    You only need to register once – not for every election.

  3. Registering as a voter for 2021 has never felt so important. To be able to participate in thwarting most definitively and most conclusively any and all tribally inclined politicians from that craved-for- space for good.

  4. Kaiser zulu, your mouth is only produces the word UPND! Are you campaigning for them.even a matter which doesn’t involve UPND you drag them.oh you are so hurt ,are you a christian?why not mention kalaba’s political party or MMD .

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  5. After thought desperate panic syndrome – where is the planning by ECZ of voter registration. Planning is critical before implementation
    “Ba Mwankole”

  6. It’s quite clear many Zambians want to exercise their right to vote by registering as voters. But the ECZ is determined to frustrate them. I’m not going to stand in any queue for longer than 10 minutes because it’s not worth it. I would rather read a book or watch the FA premier league than risk my life standing in a queue to legitimise naked electoral fraud. Esau Chulu doesn’t care one hoot hw the public see his ECZ.

  7. KZ is HH/UPND obsessed . He mind is saturated by the two n knows full well the danger they pose to his comfy lifestyle ….enjoy your last 8 months KZ, the RED TRAIN is UNSTOPPABLE.

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