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ECZ Extends Voter Verification Process to Wednesday April 7th

Headlines ECZ Extends Voter Verification Process to Wednesday April 7th

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has extended the physical inspection of the Provisional Register of Voters by five days.

ECZ Chief Executive Officer Kryticious Nshindano says the Commission has considered feedback from various stakeholders and has extended the inspection period for another five days beginning tomorrow April 3rd 2021 to Wednesday April 7th, 2021.

Mr Nshindano said this during a press briefing this morning.

He has since encouraged registered voters to take advantage of the extension, to verify their details using the USSD Code and Web-based platform.

Mr Nshindano stated that there is no need to physically go to the centre once one is sure that the details presented are correct.

He explained that physical inspection centres are designated for services such as correction of wrongly captured details, replacement of lost or damaged voters’ cards, transfers for those who would like to change their polling stations and removal of the deceased voters from the register.

Mr Nshindano noted that during this period, the Commission is also receiving objections and appeals.

He further said the Commission has taken note of the concerns raised by some political parties, as well as independent candidates, with regards to the period allocated for payment of nomination fees.

Mr Nshindano stated that Presidential Candidates should pay their nomination fees between the 1st and 9th of May 2021, in order to allow for pre-processing of supporters scheduled for 10th May 2021.

He added that candidates for the National Assembly and councils should pay between 1st and 16th May 2021, to accommodate the provisions of the dissolution of Parliament and Councils which has been set for 14th May 2021.

He said this will allow sitting Members of Parliament and Councilors wishing to recontest to pay nomination fees after the dissolution of parliament and the councils.

“All aspiring candidates will be required to make deposits in the ECZ Bank Accounts provided as the Commission will not be handling cash”, he said.

Meanwhile Mr Nshindano said the technical committee on mainstreaming COVID-19 prevention measures in the 2021 general election calendar is formulating guidelines and further engagement of political parties and stakeholders.

He added that all political activities should adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines in order to reduce the spread of the virus.

11 COMMENTS

  1. OMG EXTENDED OVER THE HOLIDAYS WHEN MOST ARE OTHERWISE OCCUPIED
    SOMETIMES ONE HAS TO THINK IT MAY BE BETTER FOR ALL TO WITHDRAW
    FROM THE ELECTIONS AND THEN LET THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE BE HEARD
    CAUSE THEY ARE GOING TO BE HEARD THAT IS FOR SURE

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  2. No voondu. Let them do what they need to ensure a free and fair election. As pf we are not bothered because come rain, sunshine, we know we are winning. Question is , what will hh do after losing for 100th time? Will his party constitution allow him to continue standing until his death? Is this not what a dictatorship is ?

  3. No voondu. Let them do what they need to ensure a free and fair election. As pf we are not bothered because come rain, sunshine, we know we are winning. Question is , what will hh do after losing for 100th time? Will his party constitution allow him to continue standing until his death? Is this not what a dlctatorship is ?

  4. I Took Part In Stealing Money Because I Wanted To Feed My Family, Says Female Robber
    Now what reason are the PFf giving for this ungodly act

  5. Please note the online platform on Airtel keeps coming up with the error “external application down…”.
    Kindly fix this please.

  6. Interesting development: so feedback from various stakeholders has moved the ECZ. How was the feedback obtained by the ECZ? Did they receive written feedback or it was mere press reports? The ECZ ought to realise that this is a young democracy, a post-colonial state in Africa trying to find its feet so that it can build a reputation for itself which could lead to the world taking it seriously.

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  7. FODEP JUSTIFIES REPORTING ZAMBIA TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY FOR POSSIBLE MALPRACTICE IN THE VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE

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  8. USSD? Suppose one has no phone or access to the web? Ohooo! Then they trek ku citeti kwamene, teto? And out of interest, what is the digital divide like in Zambia?

  9. What was wrong with the old registration in the first place? Who decided that and for what purpose? What was wrong to let the registration be as they were but just ask people to go register if they qualified and ask those who voted last time to go verify? Why scrap all registers but privately PF strongholds thy will allow all those old registers to vote? They have moved all old registers in PF strongholds to new registers and restrict all other to new registers only.

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