- February 25, 2021
- Posted by: Kiss Abraham
- Category: 2021 General Election, Voter Registration
The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) Chief Electoral Officer Mr. Kryticous Nshindano held a Media Briefing on 25th February, 2021 at Elections House in Lusaka where he presented the Statistics of the Provisional Register of Voters.
Mr. Nshindano said that After de-duplication, the provisional register now stands at 7,002, 393 registered voters representing 0.2% marginal reduction from the initial 83.4% to 83.2% of eligible voters arising from duplicate records. Out of the provisional total of 7,002, 393, 3,739,971 are female representing 53.4% while 3,262,422 are male representing 46.6%.
“At provincial level, Western Province accounts for the highest number of female registered voters which stands at 59% of the provincial provisional registered voters, Lusaka Province accounts for the highest number of registered voters representing 17.7% whilst North-Western is lowest at 5.5% of the total provisional register of voter” he added.
In the Speech, Mr. Nshindano stated that the current register details are provisional and may change due to updates following the Inspection of the Provisional Register of Voters which is currently underway electronically on USSD *214# free on all mobile phone networks and the ECZ Website at www.eczovr.org.
The Electronic Inspection which provides for Voters to check and verify their details for correctness is from 7th February, 2021 to 7th May, 2021 while the Physical Inspection of the Provisional Register of Voters is from 29th March, 2021 to 2nd April, 2021. During the Physical Inspection of the Provisional Register of Voters available services will include Valid objections, Valid appeals, Notification of death, Transfers and Delimitation among others.
The updates as a result of the services undertaken during the Physical Inspection can lead to an adjustment in the Voter Registration Statistics.
Following the Physical Inspection of the Provisional Register of Voters, the CEO will publish the notice in the Gazette Notice that the register for polling station has been certified. The register published in the Gazette Notice replaces all registers of voters that had previously been prepared for that polling station.
The Video of the Media Briefing here
Voter Registration Statistics Here
The Speech by ECZ CEO Mr. Kryticous Nshindano Here