IEBC Gives A Sure Method On How They Will Release Election Poll Results On 9th August


The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has now announced how it will release results for the forthcoming elections.

IEBC Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba they will only make one official announcement of the results after the scanned results have been receive from all the 290 constituencies.


“We don’t have to spend a lot of time doing the announcements. What we need to do is to collect all the results as presented to us by the Returning Officers to allow us now to announce the results,” Chiloba explained.

The results as announced by the returning officers will be final and cannot be altered as recently ruled by the courts.

The court ruled in favour of the National Super Alliance (NASA) that presidential election results at constituency level are final.

According to Chiloba, all election officials from all polling centres will have sweeping powers such that they can eject people from polling stations and will be required to take an oath to show responsibility of what happens under their watch

“There has to be an oath which means that they will be responsible and whatever decision they make they have to defend it themselves when that time comes,” Chiloba added.