The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) voter registration has gained momentum as the organisation has recorded 1,425, 918 new voters. The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) voter registration has gained momentum as the organisation has recorded 1,425, 918 new voters.
ECZ Public Relations Officer Raphael Phiri said the voter registration exercise, which included 33 120 notifications of deceased voters, covered voter transfers, card replacements and amendments.
He said this in a press release made available to the Lusaka Star.
"Lusaka Province is leading the pack with 264, 142 new registrations closely followed by Southern Province with 242, 341 new registrations. North Western and Luapula Provinces have recorded the lowest number of new registrations at 62, 878 and 82, 493," stated Mr. Phiri.
He said the commission is urging all citizens above 18 years to register at designated centres before the end of the mobile voter registration on the 13th of this month.
“On dates to be determined, the 14 day mobile voter registration exercise slated for March next year will still take place as earlier announced,” he said.
Mr. Phiri said the Commission has also implored all persons with disabilities to ensure their disability status is recorded by a registration officer even if they are already registered voters.
The Electral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has cautioned all those that registered in the 2005 to 2011 registration rolls not to re-register as their voter’s cards are still valid.