Zambia braces for elections

The ECZ says this will ensure the election material is printed by Universal Printers, a South African firm in time for distribution to more than 6,500 polling centres in the country.

The Electoral Commission on August 1 formally unveiled the final voters’ register bearing all eligible voters that registered, with an exception of those that registered twice.

ECZ chairperson Judge Ireene Mambilima said the voters’ register has been cross checked against various errors detected during the voter verification and was now ready to be part of the election material needed during voting on September 28, which has since been declared a public holiday.

Judge Mambilima said the aspiring presidential candidates would file their nominations before the Chief Justice, Enerst Sakala from August 11-14 after which parliamentary and municipality aspiring candidates would be expected to submit their credentials in various districts. By August 4, all political players were scheduled to meet with the ECZ to decide on guidelines for the elections and further submit party symbols for inclusion on the ballot papers.

Judge Mambilima said that various measures had been put in place to ensure free and fair elections.

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