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ECZ registers 4.3m voters

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  • This is against the targeted nine million voters for the 2021 general election. ECZ Chief Electoral Officer, Patrick Nshindano, told journalists yesterday phase one of the voter registration captured 1, 106, 000 while in phase two 1, 598, 426 were registered with 1, 616, 893 captured in phase three.

By FAVIOUR KANUNGU
OVER four million voters in the first, second and third phase of voter registration process have been captured by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ).

This is against the targeted nine million voters for the 2021 general election.
ECZ Chief Electoral Officer, Patrick Nshindano, told journalists yesterday phase one of the voter registration captured 1, 106, 000 while in phase two 1, 598, 426 were registered with 1, 616, 893 captured in phase three.
This brings the total registered voters to 4, 321, 319 so far.
Mr Nshindano said persons in lawful custody would be registered in phase four between December 9 and 11, this year.
He said the inmates would be registered under the existing polling districts around the correctional facilities.
He said 3, 600 field officers have so far been engaged to enhance the operations of registration centres.
Mr Nshindano said the ECZ would make extra payments to all the field officers who were working beyond the stipulated working hours.
Meanwhile, Mr Nshindano explained that the ECZ has a budget deficit of K397 million for the voter registration exercise.
And two people have been arrested in connection with multiple registration.
Mr Nshindano has warned people against engaging in illegalities, stating that ECZ has a thorough screening process that is able to detect all perpetrators of such vices.

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