PRESS RELEASE: ELECTION SUPPORT CENTRES IN THE 26th JULY 2018 MAYORAL / COUNCIL CHAIRPERSONS’ AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (BY) ELECTIONS

PRESS RELEASE (For Immediate Release) The Election Support Centres were initiated, during the 2016 General Elections and Referendum. Election Support Centres were established at National and Provincial level with the main aim of ensuring that the Commission at Headquarter level is well informed of key activities taking place in the field during any particular election. In turn, as challenges arise, the Commission strives to apply immediate corrective measures in the field to ensure that the elections are conducted according to the laid down procedures. The following districts will have operational (By)-Election Support Centres on 26 July 2018: a) Chasefu b) Chifunabuli c) Chilanga d) Chipangali e) Kasenengwa f) Lumezi g) Lusaka h) Lusangazi The Commission wishes to emphasize that these (By) - Election Support Centres do not replace Totaling Centres which will continue to exist as the Centres for collation and announcement of results in each respective District. For any further inquiries, kindly contact the undersigned or the respective District Electoral Officers in the aforementioned districts. Margaret Chimanse PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER for/ CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER ELECTORAL COMMISION OF ZAMBIA