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Stakeholders shouldn’t complain over new register for 2021 polls- ECZ

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The Electoral Commission of Zambia -ECZ- has launched the online voter pre-registration exercise which is expected to run from today, September 21 to November 6, 2020.

ECZ Board Chairperson Esau Chulu says the online pre-registration will allow eligible citizens to submit their details online and later physically visit mobile registration to complete the process.

Meanwhile, ECZ Commissioner Emily Sikazwe urged civil society organizations and church leaders to educate the public on the need to register.

She also wondered why some political parties and Civil Society Organisations are questioning the ECZ’s move to come up with a new register when it was a recommendation from them.

Dr. Sikazwe said the voter registration exercise will not be extended due to time limit and tight schedule running up to the 2021 general election.

And ECZ Chief Electoral Officer Patrick Nshindano explained that the online pre-registration is not a final process but is aimed at enhancing the electoral process.

Nshindano said the voter registration will birth a new register that takes into account various factors.

He further said the commission has developed guidelines that will ensure there is no spread of covid-19.

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