3rd PRESS BRIEFING FOR POLL DAY: PRESS BRIEFING BY THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER, MS. PRISCILLA ISAAC

ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF ZAMBIA

Elections House,

Haile Selassie Avenue,

PO Box 50274,

LUSAKA.

11th   August, 2016.
PRESS BRIEFING BY THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER, MS. PRISCILLA ISAAC

21:00 HOURS AT MULUNGUSHI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE ON 11TH AUGUST 2016

Accredited Monitors and Observers,
Members of the Press,

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,

I welcome you all to the last briefing at the National Election Results Centre for today 11th August 2016.
Closing of Polling stations 
A number of polling stations had not closed by 18:00 hours as people were still in the queues. 

Like alluded to earlier, all polling stations that opened late are expected to compensate for the lost time before these polling stations were opened. 

  Turn Out

The Commission would like to commend the electorate for turning out in large numbers during this election and conducting themselves in a peaceful manner even with the long queues.

Vote Counting
Reports reaching the Commission indicate that counting has started in most polling stations across the country. The Commission would like to appeal to political party leaders, their agents and observers to wait patiently until the whole process is completed. 

The Commission further wishes to inform the electorate that full results are not expected until all ballots have been counted. 

Poll Staff
The Commission would like to thank all staff who are still working to ensure that this election is a success. The Commission further thanks the electorate participating actively in this election.    

Conclusion
The Commission continues to call for calm and peace until the whole process is concluded. 

The Next briefing will be tomorrow at 10:00 hours

  15 comments for “3rd PRESS BRIEFING FOR POLL DAY: PRESS BRIEFING BY THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER, MS. PRISCILLA ISAAC

  1. August 11, 2016 at 23:41

    You are really doing a great job, we will keep waiting on Your press briefings ms priscilla.God is with us!! Thank you madam.

  2. YUMBE CHIKOYE
    August 12, 2016 at 01:18

    I BELIEVE AND TRUST EVERYTHING WILL BE HANDLED WITH DELIGENCY.ECZ YOU ARE CARRYING ZAMBIA ON YOUR SHOULDERS. GOD BLESS Z

  3. Thomas
    August 12, 2016 at 02:59

    ecz should employ more polling stuff in next election to avoid long Que

  4. August 12, 2016 at 05:58

    May the almighty God Guide Zambia,i declare these elections to be fair, no fighting and No conflict let’s welcome peace during this period of time!! Zambia is a Christian nation. Unite together we can win.

  5. JOSEPH KEITH KAMANGA
    August 12, 2016 at 07:12

    IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE ECZ STARTS ANNOUNCING RESULTS WHEN ALL RESULTS HAVE BEEN VERIFIED BY THE CENTRE,AND WHEN RESULTS ANNOUNCING BEGINS, THERE SHOULD BE NO BREAK OR BRAKES, IT IS THESE BREAK/BRAKE IN TRANSMISSION THAT CREATE SUSPICION IN VOTERS. EMULATE THE SOUTH AFRICAN IEC, RESULTS WERE IN PROMPTLY AND WHERE THERE WERE DELAYS THESE WERE EXPLAINED TRANSPARENTLY! WISH YOU ALL THE BEST.

  6. SITUMBEKO INYAMBO
    August 12, 2016 at 09:54

    Thank you very much keep on updates us.

  7. August 12, 2016 at 10:04

    Results are taking too long to be announced as they reach the ecz

  8. August 12, 2016 at 10:16

    now how can some one vote six times without be caught by the presiding officersZ.. why z it that some of the places ballot papers were been sent wrongly???

  9. Dorcas
    August 12, 2016 at 10:25

    I wish to commend the ECZ for the Job well done so farin the way that they have conducted these elections keep up with the good work,credit has to be given where it is due,again i say thumbs up.

  10. Ezra silas matunka
    August 12, 2016 at 11:04

    Keep doing a great job.

  11. August 12, 2016 at 11:05

    Your updates are not coming through as promised. You said next briefing will be today at 10. But I cant see anything online here. I have no radio and TV. i am relying on internet. Please help. I need to be abreast with updates.

  12. Thomas Mwelws
    August 12, 2016 at 11:43

    nice move

  13. John Golden chipwaila
    August 12, 2016 at 13:09

    We did vote and we must wait different political parties but strong we stand one Zambia with peace in our hearts and nation

  14. August 12, 2016 at 16:29

    my name is aphet siakakoma i leave in kanyama west police am here 2 ask simple?y polling agents are not doing there duties coz alot of voters the didnt voter according 2 instructions?here at mukwas school in kanyama

  15. Sinjwala Mubita
    August 12, 2016 at 19:39

    Please release the results, we tired of waiting

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