ECZ start deploying additional staff and registration kits
By ALICE NACHILEMBE
The Electoral Commission of Zambia has assured all stakeholders and the general public that it has taken into account the concerns raised on the ongoing voter registration exercise.
ECZ Acting Public Relations Manager Sylvia Bwalya said the Commission has started deploying additional staff and registration kits to all registration centres which have recorded high numbers of people.
Ms Bwalya said the Commission is undertaking the voter registration exercise in four phases.
She said each phase is running for a period of at least 7 days after which the Registration Officers move to the next phase.
Ms Bwalya said not all Registration Centres may be open in each phase but Centres that may not be open in the current phase one will open in subsequent phases.
She said the Commission has ensured that there are other open Registration Centres within the catchment area and all eligible voters will have access to the registration centres for the entire registration period.
“The Commission would like to inform all stakeholders and the general public that all eligible Zambians who wish to register as voters can register from any registration centre and choose their polling station. Eligible Zambians must not be discouraged to register, as the Commission is doing everything possible to address their concerns,” she said.