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ECZ says it will learn from SA’s electoral commission how to manage pollsBy Mirriam Chabala on 13 May 2019
The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) says it will engage the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) on the best practices involved in the management of elections.
ECZ chairperson Justice Essau Chulu says his Commission would engage the IEC on how to effectively manage electoral related disinformation and abuse of social media.
According to Zambia First Secretary for Press and Public Relations and the High Commission in South Africa, Chulu was speaking in Pretoria, after presenting a preliminary statement on behalf of the SADC Election Management Bodies on the just ended National and Provincial Elections in that country .
Justice Chulu said there was need to adequately deal with issues of disinformation and abuse of social media related to elections as it has the potential to mislead electorates and other electoral stakeholders.
He said ECZ would emulate some of the mechanisms put in place by IEC to manage disinformation by working closely with the media and provision of regular electoral updates.
He observed that electoral related disinformation was serious and rampant in some areas and needed to be quickly handled to build confidence among stakeholders.
Justice Chulu added that other areas of engagement would focus on the use of various social media platforms to promote sensitisation and voter education.
He further said his Commission would like to emulate the use of scanners in the voting process to ensure that voters were quickly identified and directed to the right polling stations.
Justice Chulu said this would help reduce on inconveniences as well as save time.
Justice Chulu was in South Africa leading a team of Election Management Bodies from 10 SADC member countries.
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