The Commission is an independent and autonomous Electoral Management Body (EMB) established in 1996. Since its establishment, the Commission has delivered five (5) General Elections (in 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016), two (2) Presidential Elections (in 2008 and 2015) and several National Assembly and Local Government by-elections.
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.
SHARED CORE VALUES
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.
The Electoral Commission of Zambia is an autonomous Constitutional body responsible for organising and conducting elections in Zambia. Under Article 229 (2) of the Constitution, the Commission has the mandate to carry out the following functions:
The Electoral Process Act No. 35 of 2016 empowers the Commission in the following statutory functions to perform: