About the Electoral Commission of Zambia

The Electoral Commission of Zambia is an independent and autonomous Electoral Management Body (EMB) responsible for spearheading, facilitating and supervising the electoral process of Zambia, in line with the country’s electoral system. The primary goal of the Electoral Commission to deliver a credible electoral process  is achieved through:

To be a model electoral management body that meets the aspirations of the Zambian people.

An independent and autonomous constitutional body that delivers credible elections.


The Chairperson, Members, Management and Staff of the ECZ are committed to:

Transparency: We are committed to ensuring the transparency of the electoral process and delivery of credible elections at all times.

Impartiality: We guarantee impartiality in service delivery to stakeholders in the electoral process.

Tolerance: Our staff members embrace tolerance of individual views and opinions and exercise flexibility in the conduct of their duties.

Openness: The organisation thrives on openness for fresh ideas.

Team work: Our staff work together to achieve organisational objectives.

Constitutional Functions

Statutory Functions

In addition to the functions given to the Commission by the Constitution, the Electoral Commission has the following statutory functions to perform:-

The Commission has regulatory powers to determine how all the Elections activities shall be run. The Electoral Act No. 24 of 2006 empowers the Commission to make such regulations vis-à-vis, the registration of voters, Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, Elections Offences, Electoral Code of Conduct and Penalties, Elections petitions and the hearing and determination of applications relating to Parliament.