Low turnout mars voter verification exercise

Low turnout has marred the voters roll verification exercise as the first phase of the exercise ends Tuesday in some parts of the central and northern regions.

MEC staff verifying a voter’s details

The opposition Tonse Alliance, which comprises of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), UTM, People’s Party and six other tiny parties put up a campaign to pursuade voters to go and verify their names ahead of the Constitutional Court sanctioned presidential election on July 2.

The exercise also involved voter ID replacement and transfer.

For example in Neno, the exercise is also going at a slow pace, but NICE District Education Officer Wallace Kudzala is optimistic the numbers will improve between today when the exercising is ending.

In Ntchisi, NICE Assistant Civic Education  Officer Mercy Kazembe, attributes the low turn out to a lack of clarity on the actual voting day.

The situation is the same in Mzuzu with only 495 voters showing up at one centre since Friday last week.

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Sempha lobengula
Sempha lobengula
2 years ago

I will neither verify my name nor vote because this election is forced upon the nation the by dark powers who are not capable of peacefully accepting defeat. This election is so divisive and threatens one Malawi one nation principle.

Political Commentator
2 years ago

which is which……what are you saying. It is not forced, its what the facts are showing that APM was not duly elected. My friend, mwana wa cadet iwe siya ife tikavota

2 years ago

….and you think just because you won’t then ifeyo we won’t…ukunamaa…ife zonse tikapanga and tikawinanso….ukhala choncho…kunyanyala zagulu kkkkkkk

2 years ago

Mukunama akuru. Uku nkusafuna kuvomereza chilungamo. Last election munthu dangati was Ok. Inuyo ndiye amene muli mu mdima.

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