Ballot Printing For Zambia's Polls Nears Completion

By Lucy Napemba

Printing of ballot papers for the August 12, 2021 General Election is nearly complete with 95 percent of ballots in all election types being printed.

Printing of ballot papers for the National Assembly, Mayoral and Council Chairpersons has been completed, while printing of ballots for Local Government which is the only election type remaining is at Seventy Nine percent.

Electoral Commission of Zambia -ECZ- Senior Electoral Officer Anna Nkaka disclosed on Monday, when she briefed stakeholders monitoring the printing process in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Nkaka also said printing of Presidential ballot papers and braille jackets for use by visually impaired citizens has been completed and that the printer has started with the pre-packaging process.

At the same briefing, ECZ Commissioner Ali Simwinga said the commission has invited stakeholders to monitor the printing because it wants to uphold principles of legitimacy and transparency at every step of the process.

Among the stakeholders monitoring the printing process are representatives from political parties, law enforcement agencies and civil society.

Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing Company has been contracted by ECZ to print ballot papers for the forth coming General Election.

Source: ZNBC《》RT

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