Ballots for bye-elections already in the country-ECZ

Ballots for bye-elections already in the country-ECZ

Ballot papers for the Monday November 28th local government and three parliamentary by-elections have arrived in the country.

The ballot papers which were printed in South Africa arrived in the country on Wednesday, 16th November 2011.

All political parties contesting the by-elections verified the ballot papers during an exercise on Thursday.

Electoral Commission of Zambia -ECZ- Public Relations Manager Cris Akufuna  says the commission will soon announce the day for the dispatching of ballot papers to various places where by-elections are being held.

The ECZ has set November 28 as the date for holding parliamentary by-elections in Chongwe, Nakonde and Magoye constituencies.

The Commission will on the same day hold local government by-elections in 35 wards.

The date has been set following the resignation of elected MMD MP Japhen Mwakalombe of Chongwe and deaths of John Siame of the Patriotic Front in Nakonde and Willie Malambo of the -National Movement for Progress during the run up to the September 20 tripartite elections.

The vacancies in the 35 wards arose from candidates’ error on ballot papers, deaths of candidates or uncontested elections.

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