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Where to register

The voter registration exercise will commence on the 9th of November to the 12th of December 2020. In order to cover all the 8999 registration centers, the exercise has been divided into four phases. Each registration center will be open for 7 days in a particular phase. Use this deployment plan tool to find out when voter registration centers will be open in your area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Online Voter Pre-Registration Final?

Online Voter Pre-registration is not final as all those who pre-register online have to visit a physical Registration Centre to complete their registration and obtain their voters card

Is It Compulsory For All Eligible Citizens To Pre-Register Online Before Visiting A Physical Registration Centre?

No online pre-registration is not a requirement, but only an option for those who wish to quicken their registration process. Those who are unable to pre-register online for one reason or the other can still go to a physical Registration Center to register and obtain their voters cards

When Will The Physical Registration Centres Be Available?

The Mobile Registration Centres and the stationed registration centres will be available throughout the country on 9th November 2020 to 12th December, 2020

What Will Be The Operating Hours For The Mobile And Stationed Registration Centres?

Registration Centers will operate from 07:00hrs to 18:00hrs hours each day. However, closing time will be flexible to accommodate all those that will be at registration centers at time of closing.

How Long Will Mobile Registration Officers Be At One Registration Centre?

Registration Officers will be at a registration Center for at least 7 days before they move to the next Registration Center. All wards will have Registration Centers to allow one to register even when the mobile registration center has moved.

Where Will The Stationed Registration Centers Be Situated And When Will They Start Operating?

Stationed Registration Centers will be available at Civic Centers and at District centers throughout the Country from 9th November to 12th December, 2020.

I Have A Voter’s Card Do I Still Need To Register During The 2020 Voter Registration Exercise?

Even if you are currently registered. If you do not register during this year’s Voter Registration Exercise you will not vote in the 2021 General Elections. A new voter’s card will be issued to replace the current card.

Why Should I Register Again When I Already Have A Voter’s Card?

The Commission is implementing the recommendation by political parties, international observers and local monitors of the 2016 General elections and the findings of the 2016 Audit of the Register of voters.

To align to new electoral boundaries. The current details on the Voters Card have changed due to delimitation of electoral boundaries i.e. Constituencies, wards, polling districts, polling stations and renaming of some polling stations.

Clean up register through removal of deceased voters on the register of Voters

Enhanced security features which include the capture of bio-metrics (10 finger prints and portrait), previously only one finger print was required.

Current register was deemed flawed by political parties and also used as one of the basis for the 2016 presidential petition.

Does It Mean That If I Do Not Register As A Voter During The 2020 Voter Registration Exercise Then I Will Never Vote In All Future Elections?

Eligible Zambians who will not register during the 2020 Voter Registration exercise will not be able to vote in the 2021 General Elections. Eligible Zambians who will not register will only be eligible to vote in future elections when the Commission undertakes another voter registration exercise after the 2021 General Elections.

What is Online Voter pre-registration?

Online Voter pre-registration is a provision by the Commission for eligible Zambians to submit their details through an online platform before they complete their registration at a registration center to obtain a voters card. The Online exercise is merely pre-registration aimed at quickening the process of voter registration

Why Pre-Register online?

It is convenient as one would spend less time at a Registration Center

One can register from anywhere

What is the period for online voter pre-registration?

Online Voter Pre-registration Commenced on 21st September 2020 and it will end on  20th November 2020

I pre-registered online during the beta –testing of the pre-registration platform do I still need to pre-register online again?

The online voter pre-registration testing phase which was undertaken in July and August 2020 was meant to receive feedback on the performance of the system in order to enhance the operations of the platform. Therefore, even if you participated in the pre-testing phases you will still need to pre-register online if you are able to and have access to internet. The actual online voter pre-registration only started on 21st September 2020 and it will end on 20th November 2020.

When will the physical registration centres be available?

The Mobile Registration Centers and the stationed registration centers will be available throughout the country on 9th November 2020 to 12th December, 2020

What will be the operating hours for the Mobile and stationed Registration Centres?

Registration Centers will operate from 07:00hrs to 18:00hrs hours each day. However, closing time will be flexible to accommodate all those that will be at registration centers at time of closing.

Where will the stationed Registration Centres be situated and when will they start operating?

Stationed Registration Centers will be available at Civic Centers and at District centers throughout the Country from 9th November to 12th December, 2020.

Is it true that all eligible Zambians will be required to register during this voter registration exercise?

Yes all eligible Zambians must register during the 2020 Voter Registration Exercise, that is new or first time voters including those who registered in previous years and have a voters card

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