Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Zambia Records 1.2 Million New Voters Ahead Of 2016 Polls

By Paul Shalala
Sylvia Bwalya

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has disclosed that it has registered 1, 2 46, 626 new voters ahead of the 2016 general elections.

Zambia already has 5, 166, 088 voters registered during the 2010 registration exercise which preceded the 2011 general elections.

This brings the total number of registered voters in Zambia to 6, 412, 714.

The ECZ embarked on a voter registration exercise from 11 September to 14 November with a target of capturing 1.5 million new voters.

With a shortfall of about 200, 000 voters to reach its target, the electoral body has announced an extension to the voter registration exercise to commence on 23 November to capture more voters.

ECZ Spokesperson Sylvia Bwalya also said 1, 235, 633 people updated their voter details while 23, 783 people on the old voters register were struck out on account of death.

She further released the provincial registrations as follows:

Lusaka Province: 241, 301 new registrations, 166, 461 updates and 2, 030 death notices.

Southern Province: 205, 259 new registrations, 184, 715 updates, and 2, 217 death notices.

Central Province: 138, 649 new registrations, 124, 850 updates, and 2, 205 death notices.

Eastern Province: 133, 786 new registrations, 136, 586 updates and 1, 727 death notices.

Copperbelt Province: 123, 039 new registrations, 150, 539 updates, and 2, 405 death notices.

Newly issued voters cards and National Registration Cards
Northern Province: 116, 016 new registrations, 98, 151 updates, and 3, 189 death notices.

Western Province: 97, 582 new registrations, 117, 812 updates, and 4, 408 death notices.

Muchinga Province: 77, 790 new registrations, 70, 392 updates, and 2, 066 death notices.

Luapula Province: 61, 000 new registrations, 97, 597 updates, and 2, 029 death notices.

North Western Province: 52, 204 new registrations, 88, 530 updates and 1, 507 death notices.


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