The Commission Collects Election Materials Nationwide

The Commission through the Elections department has started collecting election materials, which were used during the August 11, ...

Election Support Centres (ESCs) Reviewed

Election Support Centres (ESCs) Reviewed The ESCs provided backgound support to all briefings of the Commission during the ...


​ ECZ joins the world in observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). The theme ...


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the following were the results arising from the Kalumbila,Mushindamo,Mwandi,Senga Hill Council Chairperson and ...

ECZ thanks the Commonwealth

ECZ thanks the Commonwealth The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has expressed gratitude to the Commonwealth Secretariat in ...



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ECZ Observes Human Rights Day

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) today 10 December, 2018 joined the Human Rights Commission in commemorating International Human Rights Day at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka.

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) organised a national celebration to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) to raise awareness on human rights that included an exhibition where ECZ displayed information materials on the electoral process.

Her Honour the Vice President of the Republic of Zambia Ms Inonge Mutukwa Wina officiated at the celebration where local human rights activists were honoured.

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December, the anniversary of the day that the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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President Lungu Tours ECZ Stand On Anti-Corruption Day

His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu this morning toured the Electoral Commission of Zambia ((ECZ) stand during the commemoration of International Anti Corruption Day in the Showgrounds, Lusaka.

Voter Education Manager Emma Mwiinga was at hand to explain the role of the Commisson and the significance of the fight against corruption in the electoral process.

President Lungu asked many questions related to the electoral process and was satisfied with the explainations submitted by Ms Mwiinga on registration, voting and results managment.

He said "ECZ you are acquitted" after the elaborate presentation.
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The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) today 10 December, 2018 joined the Human Rights Commission in commemorating International Human Rights Day at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka.
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This morning President Edgar Chagwa Lungu visited the ECZ stand at the International Anti-Corruption Day celebrations in the showgrounds where he acknowledged the role of the Commission in the electoral process and the fight against corruption. ZambiaElections photo

Vice Chairperson House Chiefs, Chiefainess Mwenda, urges the people of Zambia to support the Electoral Commission Zambia in the delivery of it's mandate at the launch of the ECZ 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.

Find Out More About The Electoral Commission Of Zambia

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View and download resource materials developed by the Commission.

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An electoral system is a set of rules on how votes are converted into seats for political or civic authority. 
The purpose of an electoral system is to translate the will of the people to decide on who should be President, Members of Parliament, Mayors/Council Chairpersons and Councillors. 
The Electoral System in Zambia is twofold; majoritarian and simple majority or first past the post. 

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The Commission is an independent and autonomous Electoral Management Body (EMB) established in 1996. Since its establishment, the Commission has delivered five (5) General Elections (in 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016), two (2) Presidential Elections (in 2008 and 2015) and several National Assembly and Local Government by-elections. 

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Voters are persons eligible to vote in an election. The role of voters is to choose representatives by casting ballots in an election. Voters should be Zambian citizens, aged 18 and above, in possession of a green National Registration Card and a Voter’s Card. In order to vote, they must be registered in the polling station appearing on their Voters’ Card. They must also appear in the Register of Voters for that particular polling station.

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Candidates seek political power by participating in elections and campaigning for support from voters. Political parties and candidates are expected to adhere to all the electoral procedures and laws, including the Electoral Code of Conduct (ECC) which they should subscribe to through the Declaration of Compliance to the Electoral Code of Conduct. 

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Election Officials

The role of monitors and observers is to gather, examine and evaluate information relating to the electoral process. During an electoral activity, a monitor plays an active role by intervening and bringing to the attention of the Presiding Officer, Returning Officer or any senior electoral official matters of concern that may arise.  Observers play a passive role and are concerned with making an informed judgment on the credibility, legitimacy and transparency of the electoral process. An observer/monitor may inform the Commission in writing of any observed electoral malpractices.