Ballot papers to arrive Oct. 1 for Malawi by-elections

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says ballot papers for the October 7 by-elections are scheduled to arrive at Chileka International Airport as on October 1, at around 7.50am and will be taken to the MEC warehouse at its head office in Blantyre.

Meanwhile the Commission is inviting all stakeholders to witness the arrival of the ballot papers and the warehousing at the MEC head office.

Kalonga:  Witness arrival of ballots

Kalonga: Witness arrival of ballots

“All stakeholders wishing to observe the process should submit the names of their representatives to Sangwani Mwafulirwa through phone 0999274304 or email [email protected] ,” says chief elections officer Willies Kalonga.

Kalonga says the distribution of the ballot papers to the districts will be conducted on 4th October.

The ballot papers were printed in South Africa by security printer, Renform with financial support of the UNDP.

In a related development the Commission is informing all media houses wishing to cover the polling process to submit names and pictures of their media personnel by  4pm on Thursday, October 2, 2014.

The Commission is expected to hold the by-elections in the country’s two constituencies and five wards.

The constituencies are Thyolo East which fell vacant after its parliamentary candidate Peter Mutharika won the seat of the president, and Blantyre North where its candidate died prior to the elections.

The wards are; Lisanjala in Machinga Likwenu Constituency, Kandeu in Ntcheu North East Constituency, Lifupa,  in Kasungu West Constituency , Mbalachanda  in Mzimba Central Constituency  and Zgeba in Karonga-Nyungwe Constituency.

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I think we should burn the whole MEC itself… They do not do things fairly, i’m sure they have already rigged these so-called by elections.. Whats new about DPP??? Thats what DPP is all about isn’t it!!

chatty man

I feel sick when I hear this name MEC! can somebody help to fire these corrupt organisation plseeeeee¬!

chatty man

mwabera kale apa don’t bother

Alfred Munduwabo

Are you telling me it is the same MEC which is conducting the thing called by- election ? Malawians are all stupid and the leader is Paul Maulidi ? You are still trusting this corrupt MEC without not wanting to have to disband this group of mafia of money lovers ? Out of all the people in this world it is only Malawi where you can get dunderheads .

Mbolo Sidwala

Kodi za mabaloti zikadalipo? Nanunso a MEC mulibe manyazi, mudzafa imfa yowawa!

Jonas maulidi

In BT North our hope and expectation is that the youthful, energetic and educated Caleb Ng’ombo is winning.


Probably these byelections have already been rigged. Why bother voting at all if they will just grease some else;s hands to get their wishes. I would urge all those living in these byelection areas to boycot the vote. do not vote you will only incourage corruption and poor governance. MEC is a corrupt organization that does not represent the will of the people as evidenced by May elections.

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