The Electoral Process Bill, 2016

Parliamentary Period: 
Fifth Session of the Eleventh Assembly

The objects of this Bill are to -

(a) provice for a comprehensive process for a general election;

(b) provide for the conduct of elections by the Electoral Commission of Zambia and empower the Commission to make regulations in matters relating to elections;

(c) provide for the registration of voters and keeping of voters registers;

(d) prescribe the procedures for nomination for elections;

(e) provide for the role of presiding officers elections officers and comflict management officers;

(f) prescribe the procedure for voting during an election;

(g) provide for the accreditation and roles of observers and monitors

(h) criminalise corrupt practices and other ilegal practices related to elections and provide for penalties in connection with an election;

(i) provide for election petitions and the hearing and determination of applications relating to a general election;

(j) provide for voter education;

(k) prescribe the electoral code of conduct;

(l) repeal and replace the Electoral Act, 2006; and

(m) provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

Bill Stage: 
First Reading
Second Reading
Committee Stage
Report Stage
Third Reading