6.8 million voters registered for Malawi 2019 polls: MEC says youth in majority

The Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec) has said it has registered a total of 6 826 295 million eligible voters for the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections, representing an 81 percent of their projection.

Mwafulirwa: MEC released the statistics

According to a statement of figures released by MEC spokesman Sangwani Mwafulirwa made available to Nyasa Times, of the total registered voters, 3.7 million  are youth, while 2.1 million are females and 1.6 are male, representing 54 percent of the total registered voters.

MEC has however asked stakeholders to expect the preliminary figures to change after a clean-up of the voters roll for multiple registrants.

“These are preliminary figures and there will be revisions as MEC undertakes a cleaning exercise for multiple registrants,” Mwafulirwa said.

The statistics indicate that Central Region Kasungu registered 325 301, Salima 170 427, Dedza 302 623, Dowa 325 062, Nkhotakota 178 606, Mchinji 241 490, Ntchisi 129 980, Lilongwe 1 013 414 and Ntcheu 228 579.

In the Southern Region, Blantyre has 498 999, Mwanza 48 325, Chikwawa 258 968, Balaka 155 754 and Neno 55 998 registered voters.

The so called Lhomwe belt has 279 128 for Thyolo, Phalombe 167 613, Mulanje 281 167.

The Yao-land in the Eastern Region has 402 163 for Mangochi, Zomba 319 294, Machinga 250 973.

Other districts in the southern region have 145 528 for Nsanje and 145 674 in Chiradzulu.

In the Northern Region, Chitipa has 95 777, Karonga has 146 587, Rumphi 96 753, Mzimba 478 435, Likoma 6 946 and Nkhata Bay 106 731 voters.

MEC opened the registration exercise in June this year and it ended on November 9.

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) pressed MEC to consider reopening the registration exercise in the first phase districts where thousands of people failed to register.

National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) Trust was one of the organisations that carried out civic and voter education and conducted a survey which established that the low turnout resulted from frustrations among the electorate with the performance of elected leaders.

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mwiteya
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mwiteya

Hahahaha a sangwani mwafurirwa,chi matchini chipezeka bwanji ku mazambiki???????

Tizanka
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Tizanka

So called Lhomwe belt? What kind of inflammatory hogwash is that?

Alamu Pumani Mwakula kuba
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Time to chase Alamu Pumani Mwakula chifukwa chokuba and tribalism. Other tribes are tired of umbava wa Alamu Pumani Mwakula.

Joovido
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Joovido

Can you school me please. Which age bracket is for youth and which age is for male? ??????

BigMan
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BigMan

Youth = UTM

Mike Tembwe
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Mike Tembwe

That is a fallacious conclusion. Of the 3.7m registered youths, a large number of them already belong to MCP, DPP, PP and UDF.

Vote ndi muntima
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Vote ndi muntima

WRONG!!!!!

Mayiwawe
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It is impossible for KU(325 000) to have the same number of registered votes with DOWA (325 000) because KU is so big as compared to dowa.

Pofera Salambula
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Pofera Salambula

In some cases the size of the district does not necessarily correspond with the population. On the other hand, Kasungu registered only 73% of the 438,584 projected voters while Dowa had 83% of the 395,654 expected voters. Then there are also several other dynamics….just my take, anyway…

Mayiwawe
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Anyway are these so called projected figures correct though? One can easily compare KU to Kukaya ku Boma ie Mzimba in terms of voting populations albeit Mzimba has too many young people working as expatriates in RSA BUT came out with about 478 000 registered voters.

josemapem
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josemapem

So Central region has the highest number of registered voters 2.9 million against 2.8million for Southern Region. MCP boma basi. Mukalephera apa simuzaphulanso

yosefu mateyu
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yosefu mateyu

Dowa is densily populated unlike Kasungu

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

It’s the number of people who go to register not bums in the district mate. Kasungu ndi boma limodzi has nothing to win or loose in the next general elections. Anthu alibe nazo attend

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