ECZ Acting Public Relations Manager Sylvia Bwalya says the distribution exercise is expected to be completed by the end of the day.

Ms Bwalya says all logistics are in place and the commission is ready to conduct by-elections in Katuba constituency and several local governmental by-elections countrywide.

She has also confirmed that the ECZ did not receive any reports of violence among political parties in Katuba in the course of the campaigns, .

Ms Bwalya has praised the political parties for having conducted themselves in an exemplary and democratic manner.

However, some civil society organisations are worried that tomorrow’s elections in Katuba will be marred by apathy due to lack of civic awareness.

Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes -SACCORD Executive Director Boniface Chembe says civil society organisations have not done enough sensitisations in Katuba.

Mr Chembe is worried that if voters in Katuba do not turn up in good numbers, the elections will not be a good manifestation of their wishes and aspirations.

And Zambian Voice Executive Director Chilufya Tayali has predicted that people in Katuba are not expected to turn out in large numbers tomorrow because of voter aparthy.

Mr Tayali says his organisation has observed that the electorate is hesitant to vote tomorrow because they see no benefit in exercising their electoral right.

Seven candidates are eyeing the vacant Katuba seat which fell vacant following the death of the previous area lawmaker Dr Patrick Chikusu.

The participating political parties are the ABZ (Alliance for a Better Zambia) the UPND, PF, MMD, UNIP, NAREP, and the National Revolution Party