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ECZ to start receiving Nomination Fees for 2021 Presidential Candidates

Feature Politics ECZ to start receiving Nomination Fees for 2021 Presidential Candidates

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) will on May 1, start receiving nomination fees for Presidential candidates in the August 12 general election.

The process will end on May 9, in readiness for the filing in of nomination papers for Presidential candidates, between May 17 and 20, 2021.

The commission will facilitate verification and capturing of details of supporters for Presidential candidates, from May 10 to 15, and this will be done in all provincial centres.

Meanwhile, those aspiring to be Members of Parliament are expected to file in their nomination papers on May 17, Mayoral and Council Chairperson aspirants on May 18, while Councillor aspirants will do so on May 19.

ECZ Chief Electoral Officer, Patrick Nshindano also says all successful candidates in the elections must provide their campaign time-tables but emphasized that there will be no physical campaigns in correctional facilities.

Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka today, Mr. Nshindano has also said certification of the final voters register will be done on May 9, after the close of electronic verification exercise.

And Mr. Nshindano said the ECZ will effective next week start engaging aspirants on the newly developed standard operating procedures in the elections calendar.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Am so excited. It is getting close to August. Meanwhile hh is no where to be seen. Then when he loses ati it was rigged and yet the f00l was asleep in new kasama

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  2. Why does the ECZ request campaign schedules? Tis request does not make sense at all. I thought the schedules were personal and subject to change depending on circumstances.

  3. What is the logic of requiring Presidential Candidates paying Nomination fees between 1st and 9th May 2021 and b4 Nominations on 17th May 2021? So what happens if a Candidate pre-pays Nomination fees and on Nomination Day he fails to qualify? The Candidate forfeits the Nomination fee? Surely Nomination fees should be like Admission fees or they are like non-refundable Application fee? Why are these fees being paid a week b4 Nomination Day? ECZ is being unfair and unilateral on this issue. Surely Stakeholders should have a say in some of these ECZ decisions.

  4. @lipkwa, good and serious question to reflect on! Personally experience has shown that when this information is availed the party in government will interfere with the schedules by generating impromptu programs as the president “visiting to inspect one thing or another” in an area an opposition party may have scheduled for a campaign program. The schedules once given to ECZ means its only the ruling party that has the privilege of “subject to change depending on circumstances” for this will not apply to the opposition once their schedule is disrupted!

  5. Yes KZ l you should be excited. Going to jail for the rest of your life – for corruption – is surely something to look forward to!

  6. Why should ECZ ask for campaign schedules? This is highly suspicious. i wont say much lest i come in conflict with the cyber law.

  7. @Kaizar Zulu.
    HH is a few for just one reason, seeking national leadership and nothing else. He’ll triumph this time, the God we worship is far much greater than the idols you prostrate before. Meanwhile, enjoy the little remaining time it’s important.

  8. @Kaizar Zulu.
    HH is a fool for just one reason, seeking national leadership and nothing else. He’ll triumph this time, the God we worship is far much greater than the idols you prostrate before. Meanwhile, enjoy the little remaining time it’s important.

  9. I do not see or understand why candidates should be bringing tertiary qualifications in addition to grade 12. Only grade 12 should be submitted why waste time looking at the tertiary qualifications that would not be considered. Time to fill in papers.

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