Hon. Mr. Justice Esau E. ChuluChairperson

Areas of Expertise
  • Law
  • Advocacy

London School of Economics and Political Science
Masters in Law (LLM)

University of Zambia
Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB)

Justice Esau Elliot Chulu is the current Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ).

He was appointed Commissioner of the Electoral Commission of Zambia in December 2009, until 2015 when he was appointed Chairperson of the Commission. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, he was an Advocate of the High Court and the Supreme Court of Zambia.

He has held several high profile positions including: High Court Judge, Judge in Charge of both Commercial and General Lists at the High Court, Lusaka Member of the Editorial Board of Council of Law Reporting, Chairperson of the Bar/Bench Committee, Chairperson of the Legal Aid Board and Chief Legal Counsel for Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited (ZCCM).

Justice Chulu has also served as Lecturer in Professional Conduct and Ethics at the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE). He is a member of the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association (CMJA).

His academic credentials include a Masters in Law (LLM) obtained from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) obtained from the University of Zambia.


  • Press Release: Local Government By-elections in 3 Wards

    Notice is hereby given to the general public that the Electoral Commission of Zambia has prescribed Tuesday 9th June, 2020 as the date on which to hold the polls for the Local Government By-elections in Nakato and Imalyo Wards of Mongu Town Council in Western province and Bulilo ward of Chilubi Town Council in Northern

    May 12, 2020
  • Commission Reschedules Elections Calendar

    Following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, that has affected the day to day life of citizens (health, social and economy), the Commission wishes to announce that it is reviewing the Roadmap for Elections, and will soon advise Stakeholders and the general public the commencement date for all the electoral processes leading up to the 2021 General

    May 12, 2020
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