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KATUBA BALLOT PAPERS ARRIVE

Stakeholders who include representatives of participating political parties witnessing the arrival of the Katuba Parliamentary and six (6) Local Government By-elections ballot papers at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport this afternoon.
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The ECZ wishes to inform all Stakeholders and the General Public that it will be conducting Delimitation Sittings in all the 116 districts, to receive submissions on the Delimitation of Constituencies, Wards and Polling Districts between July and December 2019.

During the Katuba Parliamentary By-election on 30th July, 2019 the Commission will undertake a Pilot Project to collect Real Time Voter Statistics at all Polling 38 stations.
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A delegation from the #EuropeanUnion yesterday had a high level meeting with the Commission to follow up on the level of implementation of recommendations regarding the #2016Elections
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An electoral system is a set of rules on how votes are converted into seats for political or civic authority. 
The purpose of an electoral system is to translate the will of the people to decide on who should be President, Members of Parliament, Mayors/Council Chairpersons and Councillors. 
The Electoral System in Zambia is twofold; majoritarian and simple majority or first past the post. 

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Establishment

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. 

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Voter

Voters are persons eligible to vote in an election. The role of voters is to choose representatives by casting ballots in an election. Voters should be Zambian citizens, aged 18 and above, in possession of a green National Registration Card and a Voter’s Card. In order to vote, they must be registered in the polling station appearing on their Voters’ Card. They must also appear in the Register of Voters for that particular polling station.

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Candidate

Candidates seek political power by participating in elections and campaigning for support from voters. Political parties and candidates are expected to adhere to all the electoral procedures and laws, including the Electoral Code of Conduct (ECC) which they should subscribe to through the Declaration of Compliance to the Electoral Code of Conduct. 

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Election Officials

The role of monitors and observers is to gather, examine and evaluate information relating to the electoral process. During an electoral activity, a monitor plays an active role by intervening and bringing to the attention of the Presiding Officer, Returning Officer or any senior electoral official matters of concern that may arise.  Observers play a passive role and are concerned with making an informed judgment on the credibility, legitimacy and transparency of the electoral process. An observer/monitor may inform the Commission in writing of any observed electoral malpractices.