5.5 million register for 2019 Malawi tripartite elections

Pollster, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has said 5.5 million people have registered for the 2019 highly contested polls and assured Malawians that no one will rig the elections.

Ansah:  There will be no manipulation of results

MEC chairperson Jane Ansah told the press Friday in Lilongwe that those collecting other people’s national IDs or serial numbers of the national identity cards will not rig the elections.

“The system which we are using now will not allow anybody to rig the elections. It will be impossible to rig the elections because the serial numbers we captured will be matched with the pictures of the voters,” she said.

This comes at a time when the ruling party Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) zealots are collecting national IDs of other people and taking details of the serial numbers.

In addition, Ansah said, results of the election will be recorded both in figure and words to avoid the manipulation of the election results be it presidential, parliamentary or local government.

Ansah said this system will make it impossible to manipulate the election results from constituencies sent to the national tally centre.

She said then announced that the next round of voter registration exercise hits Chitipa, Karonga, Rumphi, Machinga and Chiradzulu on Monday.

Ansah said the voter registration has always been boosted when there is mosquito net distribution or other relief items distribution as many people turn up to register for national IDS and subsequently register for the elections.

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Nalingula
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Nalingula

MEC why is it that we can’t access Phase 2 and 4 stats on your Website .Phase 1 and 3 zimatheka bwinobwino.Fix this as quickly as possible.

ndele
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ndele

awa azafa ndi bodza lao. tinawapna azo akulila ndi bodza then anangomwetsedwa poizoni basi. nde poti mukumwa mankhwala sha sizizagwiana. tizaona, bodza kuba, zimayendera limodzi. zkomo

Joovido
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Joovido

It means that she is accepting the past elections have been rigged due to the poor system we have been using. So what is the use of voting when u can’t put someone u want into the high office?

gwenenthe mwale
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gwenenthe mwale

5.5 million what a good figure. but we just need a break down in terms of districts. my fellow commentators please post in a brief way

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Many people will be denied the Right to Vote in Kasungu which has Registered the lowest so far.

Andrew
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Andrew

Mbala imagwidwa yokha ikamalongosola

Duncan
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Elections have already been rigged by the woman so called Ansahhhhh.
Out of 5,500,000 people that have registered, 3,950,000 people are from Thyolo, Mulanje, Phalombe and other districts in the south. The small remaining fraction is for Central Region.
MCP must just give up these elections because rigging has been smartly accomplished by this woman. and no one is concerned about it.

Shame!!!!!!!!

Shitholes Diarrhoea Progressive Party
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Let’s remove thieves from government. UTM is the same as dpp. It’s full of thugs and more thugs are coming from PP. Chiweta road is in deep holes. Lilongwe Kasungu road is a death trap. Tanzania is developing very fast than shithole Malawi with a shithole Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

If you listen carefully to what the chair of MEC has said, it is an admission that in the past elections were rigged using the methods she has outlined. There is an agreement that results were manipulated from the constituency.

CESSPOOL SIMALOTO
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CESSPOOL SIMALOTO

The entire voter registration has been marred with rigging in favour of the DPP the phase one registration was totally tilted towards DPP against MCP in the central region. The thin registration is total rejoicing in the MEC because the subsequent phases never faced the challenges experienced in the first and second phases. MCP has an insurmountable task given the proportional registration which other regions have so far done Ansah please do it on behalf of your kinsmen

Hard Truth
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Hard Truth

It’s too early MCP please. Kulirako muyambe pano? Wait, after casting our votes next year you can enjoy that atibera vibe.

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