ECZ register over 1.6 million new voters


The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has announced that one million, SIX hundred and ninety FIVE thousand, FIVE hundred and eighty (1,695,580) new voters were registered during the registration exercise conducted from 14th September 2015 to 29th February,2016.
ECZ Public relations Manager Crispin Akufuna in a statement issued today says 1,634,288 updates were done, while 51,998 notifications of deceased voters were made.

Mr. Akufuna says Lusaka province recorded the highest number of new voters at 306,206,followed by SAkufunaouthern province at 244,999 with Copperbelt having the third highest number of new voters at 208,023.
Eastern province has 196,010 new voters,Central 164,612,Nothern 146,308,Luapula 124,337,Western 124,243, Muchinga 91,671 with North Western province having 89,108 new voters.

And Mr. Akufuna says the Commission will within the next two week begin the distribution of non-security election material which will include ballot boxes to all districts in Zambia in readiness for the 11th August General election.
He adds that preparations for the holding of the Referendum are ongoing and that the referendum will be held on the same day as the 2016 elections.