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PRINTING OF PRESIDENTIAL BALLOT PAPERS ADVANCES

Printing of the four types of election materials in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), by the Al Ghurair Publishing and Printing Company has reached 45 percent.

Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) Director of Electoral Operations Royd Katongo says the initial printing of 116 Mayoral and Council Chairpersons’ ballot papers which were given to the printer was complete with only a few remaining.

Mr Katongo disclosed that only those with new nominations which include Luanshya and Lusaka which will hold nominations on Monday July 12, 2021 are remaining to be completed.

Briefing the media  in Dubai yesterdau, Mr Katongo said printing of the 156 constituencies ballot papers was at 57 percent with 96 having been printed.

Mr. Katongo further disclosed that the printing of presidential ballot papers was at 27 percent and works were progressing well.

He however indicated those whose fresh nominations will take place on Monday next week will not be printed until the process is done.

ZANIS reports that constituencies to hold fresh nominations include Lusaka central, Mandevu, Chawama, Kasenengwa, Mafinga and Mpulungu.

And the Non-Government Organization Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has commended the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) for coming up with the braille bracket as it shows that it recognizes the constitutional right for the blind.

NGOCC Executive Director Engwase Mwale said the inclusion of braille in the voting process depicts the commission’s commitment of not leaving anyone behind.

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