Friday, June 10, 2011

Verify details, British envoy urges voters

Verify details, British envoy urges voters
By Moses Kuwema
Fri 10 June 2011, 04:01 CAT

BRITISH High Commissioner, Carolyn Davidson, has urged voters to go to their respective polling stations and verify their details in the voters’ register. High Commissioner Davidson said this when she visited some polling stations in Munali Constituency on Wednesday.

“It is important that all registered voters go to the polling stations at which they registered and check that their details are correct in the register of voters. By verifying the details, voters will avoid the problem of possibly being denied their right to vote on the voting day just because there is a problem with their credentials,” High Commissioner Davidson said.

Davidson stressed that it was important for people to exercise their right to vote in this year’s tripartite elections and help strengthen democracy in Zambia.
She said this could only be done if people took advantage of the voters register of voter period, which ends on June 12, 2011.

High Commissioner Davidson also said the 2011 elections presented an opportunity for Zambia to burnish (polish) its reputation of holding transparent, free and fair elections.

She said her country and other partners were working with the Electoral Commision of Zambia (ECZ) to ensure they were adequately prepared to conduct transparent elections in which all stakeholders had confidence.

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