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Ballot printing completed

THE printing of the ballot papers for the January 20 presidential election has been completed in South Africa.
The printing of the ballot papers was completed yesterday. However, the printers, Ren-Form Printing Solutions, will continue with the stitching, guillotining and packaging of the ballot papers.
Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) chairperson Irene Mambilima, who toured the printing plant, said the ECZ is satisfied with the work that has been done.
This is according to the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation news monitored yesterday.
And, voters’ card replacement exercise which started on December 28 ended yesterday.
A check by the Sunday Mail in Lusaka shortly before the 17:00 hours official closing time revealed that more than 300 people had their voters’ cards replaced by 14:00 hours at Kabwata and Matero community halls.
Other centres like Chilenje community hall, Showground and Namakondo School in Chunga were also carrying out the exercise with a few people waiting to be attended too.
Other voters were seen rushing to the voter’s replacement centres while others were being turned away as they did not have their National Registration Cards on them.
And Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) Public Relations officer Cris Akufuna has described the voter’s registration exercise as overwhelming in some centres.
The Voter card replacement exercise closed at 17:00 hours yesterday.
ECZ embarked on the   voter’s replacement exercise to enable the electorates who had lost their cards vote in the January 20, 2015 presidential election.
About 600 selected centres countrywide were opened for the voters’ card replacement exercise.