Democracy & Governance Programme

CCMG Verification Statement on the Accuracy of the Official 2021 Presidential Results

“CCMG PVT Verifies the ECZ Official Results for the Presidential Election Reflect the Ballots Cast at Polling Stations”

16 August 2021

Introduction

Today, the Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG) is releasing its verification statement on the accuracy of the presidential results. CCMG conducted a parallel vote tabulation (PVT) for the presidential election as part of our comprehensive monitoring of the 2021 general elections. As we stated during the preliminary statement, CCMG completed its PVT by 12 noon on Friday 13 August 2021 with over 99% of our monitors having sent in their observation reports. Had it proved necessary, CCMG would have released its PVT estimates if we had any indication there was manipulation of the official results. We commend the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) for fulfilling its constitutional duty with honour and are grateful to them for not having to do so. CCMG now confirms that its PVT verifies that ECZ’s official presidential results reflect the ballots cast at polling stations.

Download the entire CCMG Verification Statement on the Accuracy of the Official 2021 Presidential Results here https://caritaszambia.org/phocadownload/general/CCMG-Verification-Statement-16-August 2021.pdf

Picture courtesy of Zambia Votes 2021

POLL DAY INFORMATION

POLL DAY INFORMATION

When u enter the polling station you will be taken to:

  • *Table 1.* where identification and verification in the register will be done.
  • *Table 2* Your right tip of the thumbnail will be inked.
  • *Don't go with painted nails*
  • Then you will be given a Presidential Ballot paper which is *stamped at the back*
  • *Table 3* You will be issued with Ballot papers

 

All the Ballot papers *Must* *be stamped* at the back.

You will then go to the Booth to mark your preferred candidate. Choose only one per Ballot paper.

Then place your Ballot papers in the correct Ballot Boxes.

1. *Orange* for Presidential

2. *Red* for MP

3. *Purple* for Mayor/ Council Chairperson

4. *Black* for Local Government/ Councilor.

When in Doubt Please feel free to ask the poll staff.

Your Vote Your Right,

Your Vote your Voice.

Organisational Values

Organisational Values

RESPECT FOR HUMAN DIGNITY

Caritas Zambia believes in the dignity of every person made in theImage of God. Therefore, Caritas Zambia shall treat every human being with respect and compassion.

JUSTICE AND SOLIDARITY WITH THE POOR

We commit ourselves to creating an environment where the poor are not oppressed but can claim and access their rights.

ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY

We are committed to good stewardship of resources to our stakeholders, the beneficiaries and among ourselves. Accountability shall include being faithful to our organizational objectives.

RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

As stewards of the earth we endeavor to promote the integrityof the environment by respecting biodiversity and ecologically sensitive areas.

GENDER EQUALITY AND EQUITY

We actively support women and men to have equal access to and control over productive resources and benefits as well as existing opportunities.

HARD WORK AND COMMITMENT TO THE CAUSE OF DUTY

We remain duty bound for the improvement of people's lives.

MUTUAL TRUST AND HONESTY

We have undivided belief and truthfulnessin the way we relate to oneanother in what we do.

Democracy and Governance Programme (DGP)

A Zambian society which upholds tenets of democracy (promotes people participation)

FOCUS AREAS

  • Electoral Process
  • Constitutionalism
  • Parliamentary work
  • Decentralisation

About Caritas Zambia

Caritas Zambia is a Catholic Organisation that is an integral structure of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB). The Conference of Bishops is a permanent grouping of Bishops of a given nation or territory that jointly exercises certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of their territory. This is done for the sake of effective evangelisation. To promote the principle of the common good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programmes of the apostolate which are fittingly adapted to the circumstances of the time and place, is the role of Bishops.