ECZ says voter turn so far is averaged 33.75%

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The Electoral Commission of Zambia of Zambia says voting in some polling stations that were voting today has closed at 13:00 hours while others will close tonight.

ECZ Director Priscilla Isaacs has told a media briefing that the last polling in Kaputa that continued voting from yesterday closed at 13:00 hours,while in Mitete three polling stations opened at 06:00 hours were expected to close at 18:00 hours.

Ms Isaacs says in Senenga two polling stations opened at 11:45hours and will close at 22:45 hours, while in Luena constituency the two polling stations were expected to conclude voting at 17:00hours today.

She adds that the total number of registered voters in all the 51 polling stations affected is 21,037.

And Ms Isaacs says the collection of results from polling stations that voted yesterday which are being serviced by Zambia Air Force helicopters is progressing well.

She says the process of collecting results in those areas has not been hampered too much by adverse weather conditions.

 

 

And The Electoral Commission of Zambia says voter turn in most of the constituencies where results have been declared so far averaged 33.75 percent.

ECZ Chairperson Irene Mambilima has acknowledged that voter apathy characterized the presidential election with no constituency recording above 50 percent voter turnout.

Justice Mambilima attributed the apathy in Lusaka partly to the rains which characterized polling day in the capital.

Voting in yesterday’s presidential election was characterized by apathy in most polling stations across the country.

In some constituencies less than half of the registered voters turn up at polling stations to cast their votes.

Final results for the presidential election are not expected until Thursday depending on the voting process in the 51 polling stations across the country where voting was only taking place to following inaccessibility of the areas by road.

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