When I first heard ECZ had decided to print 4.5m ballots, I immediately asked a friend how many registered voters we had in 2006 because I was too lazy to look it up myself. The answer came that it was 3.9m. So I subtracted 100,000 who I know may have passed away or simply never got round to re-registering (no new registrations are allowed for this election), and I concluded ECZ had printed 700,000 additional ballots. The question then came...why or why? I never blogged it, until today when I have just read that all political parties are equally worried.