THE Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has announced that the Continuous Voter Registration exercise will commence on June 1, this year.

In a statement, Wednesday, ECZ acting corporate affairs manager Sylvia Bwalya said the Commission had earlier planned to commence the exercise on April 1 but changed the date due to the upcoming Mongu Mayoral and two local government ward by-elections.

“The Commission would like to advise members of the public that the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise will commence on 1st June, 2022. Registration of voters is the process where eligible citizens make an application to be included on the register of voters for the purpose of voting in an election. The Commission informed stakeholders in February, 2022 that it planned to conduct Continuous Voter Registration, commencing on 1st April, 2022 in 10 Districts and progressively to all the districts across the Country,” she stated.

“The change of the commencement date for Continuous Voter Registration from 1st April, 2022 to 1st June, 2022 has been necessitated by the occurrence of the Mongu District Mayoral by-election in Western Province and two Local Government Ward by-elections in Lukutu Ward of Luwingu Town Council in Northern Province and Katimba Ward of Monze Town Council in Southern Province.”

She said the Commission would implement the Continuous Voter Registration in 10 districts.

“Nominations for the said by-elections were held on 22 nd March and polls will be on 14th April, 2022. The Commission will further undertake voter education and publicity activities ahead of the commencement of Continuous Voter Registration to educate and inform the citizens on the exercise. The 10 districts the Commission will implement Continuous Voter Registration are Chinsali, Chipata, Choma, Kabwe, Kasama, Lusaka, Mansa, Mongu, Ndola and Solwezi,” said Bwalya.