ECZ WILL FOLLOW KEY PROCESSES AS IT PREPARES FOR 2021 GENERAL ELECTIONS

PRESS RELEASE (For Immediate release) Elections are never a single day's event. There are various processes within a five (5) year electoral cycle that are integral prior to the day of voting. These processes include delimitation (the demarcating of boundaries for constituencies, wards and polling districts in order for voters to have better accessibility of polling stations), voter registration, candidate nomination, accreditation of observers, election day, results tabulation, post-election review processes to learn and improve the process for subsequent (by) elections, amongst others. In view of this, the Commission intends to undertake the following processes leading towards 2021: a) Delimitation in 2019; b) Voter Registration in addition to an online voter registration platform in 2020; c) General Elections on 12 August 2021 as per prescribed by the Constitution (Amendment) Act No. 2 of 2016. As a public and independent body, the Commission will be bound by the Zambia Public Procurement (Amendment) Act No. 15 of 2011 in regards to procuring of materials required to conduct an electoral process that is credible. Therefore, international competitive bidding will be adhered to and the Commission will not have any preferred bidder in view of following the stipulated law. Local and foreign bidders alike qualify to compete in an international competitive bidding process. The Commission endeavours to deliver an enhanced electoral process to the Zambian people and greater confidence in national systems. Further, as we enter the New Year the Commission looks forward to greater collaborations and support from stakeholders and the people of Zambia to deliver a better and inclusive electoral process. Margaret Chimanse Public Relations Manager For/The Commission ELECTORAL COMMISION OF ZAMBIA Click here for the pdf version of this Press Release: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZJfivDMNTb6mB8rKii9TSphgbYJP-2KP/view?usp=drivesdk