Electoral Commission of Zambia Chief Electoral Officer Mr. Kryticous Nshindano at a Press Briefing at Elections House in Lusaka on 2nd April, 2021 said that the Commission had revised the dates for payment of Nomination fees for Presidential Candidates and candidates vying for National Assembly and Council seats. 

“The Commission has noted concerns raised by some political parties and independent candidates on the period allocated for payment of nomination fees, the Commission would like to guide the stakeholders that Presidential Candidates should pay nomination fees between 1st and 9th May, 2021 to allow for pre-processing of supporters scheduled for 10th May 2021 while Candidates for National Assembly and Councils should pay between 1st and 16th May, 2021 to accommodate the provisions of the dissolution of Parliament and Councils which has been set for 14th May 2021” said Mr. Nshindano.

Mr. Nshindano said that the changes in the dates for payment of Nomination Fees would allow sitting Members of Parliament and Councillors wishing to recontest their positions to pay nomination fees after the dissolution of Parliament and Councils.

“All aspiring candidates will be required to make deposits in the ECZ Bank Accounts provided as the Commission will not be handling cash” added Mr. Nshindano.

Nomination Fees for Candidates in various categories of elections;

1. Presidential Male 95,000.00
Female 75,000.00
Youth 60,000.00
Person with Disability 60,000.00
2 National Assembly Male 15,000.00
Female 13,500.00
Youth 10,000.00
Person with Disability 10,000.00
3 Mayoral Male 15,000.00
Female 13,500.00
Youth 10,000.00
Person with Disability 10,000.00
4 Council Chairperson Male   3,500.00
Female   3,000.00
Youth   2,500.00
Person with Disability   2,500.00
5 Councillor (City/ Municipal) Male   1,500.00
Female   1,000.00
Youth   1,000.00
Person with Disability   1,000.00
6 Councillor (Town/ District) Male      600.00
Female      500.00
Youth      500.00
Person with Disability      500.00

Nomination Fees can be paid to the following Bank Accounts;


  • Electoral Commission of Zambia
  • BANK: Investrust Bank Plc
  • BRANCH: Ody’s Branch
  • BRANCH CODE: 170005
  • ACCOUNT No: 0710087861032


  • BANK: Atlasmara Bank
  • BRANCH: Longacres Branch
  • BRANCH CODE: 260006
  • ACCOUNT No: 0060801111005

These account details can be obtained from the Corporate Affairs Department of the Electoral Commission of Zambia.


  • See Elections Calendar here with dates of events to follow.
  • See Video of the Press Briefing here.
  • More about Nominations here

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