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Jere Proposes Toss for Kasempa Election Tie

Former State House press aide turned lawyer Dickson Jere has offered a solution to the rare tie in votes in the Kasempa ward by-election.

The Patriotic Front and UPND have recorded a tie of 209 votes each with the returning officer seeking a solution from the Electoral Commission of Zambia.

Jere who now breaks bread as a lawyer says that the tie may have been broken by a toss of a coin.

The PF has recorded a resounding victory in the recent round of local government elections where they have won 13 of 16 wards.

Below is Jere’s suggested tie breaker:
Vote by Lot!

By Dickson Jere

In the just ended local government by-elections in Kasempa, PF and UPND candidates got 209 votes each. So there is a tie and the Returning Officer didn’t know what to do and now wants to consult the Electoral Commission of Zambia(ECZ).

The 2016 Elections Act is quiet on this issue. However, the old law – the Local Government Elections Regulations of 1994 – provided for a recount and if the tie is not broken, then you go for a toss of a coin! Yes you do a Lot!

Section 53(2) read:
“If there is again equality of votes as a result of the recount, the Returning Officer shall forthwith decide between those two candidates by a LOT in such a manner as the Commissioner may determine and shall proceed as if the candidate on whom the LOT falls has received an additional vote”.

It is interesting to see how this tie will be broken. In most jurisdictions, they provide for the tossing of a coin to determine the winner. Yes, may sound unserious, but it has been used effectively in most countries!

17 Comments

  1. Ackford Phiri

    P F More Power

  2. Xavier

    Zambia is not your home where you can use gumbling manners,if you wanted them to use ka red na ka black get lost hungry lawyer.

  3. chisanga

    tiye tiyeni UPND more powerful khuchila unyu Khaili unyu anapower manje UPND an a powerful

  4. Hanizy

    That’s the way to go, who is the winner? To vote again no,money Westing use bumbling to winni.

  5. sim1

    Upnd is going nowhere no wonder hh is defecting to NDC.

    • Anthobalachio

      Tawishibe ifyo ulelandapo, God forgive u

  6. shaka

    Try all the applicables and come up with a winner

  7. Mosess Phiri

    This’s The end 4 upnd 2021 bazakalila maningi

  8. CHIPASHA MUSONDA.

    ni bonanza nomba

    • HH

      IWE KA DICKSON ME IM UPND PRESIDENT FUCK OFF WITH YOUR FUCKED UP STUPID SENILE IDEA U JUST WANT A JOB IN PF

  9. George

    This is already provided for in the Constitution.

  10. Bruno mars the moonshine jungle

    I’m waiting

  11. Read my comment

    Pf the mighty party

  12. Lenado

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  13. Summer salt

    Peace be still

  14. Summer salt

    Let there be life.

  15. UNCLE SHED

    No matter how much you support your pf we shall see 2021.

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