Malawi Electoral Commission deletes 13 000 names on voters’roll: New registration figures

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has deleted 13  200  names from the voters’ roll because they had registered more than once.

MEC chairperson Jane Ansah said this follows a successful clean up of the voters’ register.

“However, due to the removal of multiple registrations the final count  of registered voters is 6,859,375. In other words, the final figure has  gone up by 3,080 voters overall ,” she said.

“The Commission had always issued a cautionary statement that there  may be variations to the figures when multiple registrations have  been removed. Now I wish to inform the nation that during the

cleaning exercise the Commission has removed 13 244 multiple  registration,” said Ansah.

“For everyone who registered more than once we have maintained the first registration and deleted all the subsequent ones. All the deleted names at each centre have been listed at the end of  each voters register. The list shows where the valid registration is  maintained. We have advised our staff that if a name of the person  is missing they should also check on the deleted multiple registrants  and advise the person to go and verify their details to the centre  where they registered first, which is also indicated on the list,” she added.

This means 6.9 million Malawians will now be eligible to vote in the highly contentious tripartite elections

whose leading contenders are Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) torch bearee President  Peter Mutharika, UTM party leader Vice President Saulos Chiliman and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president  Lazarus Chakwera.

Ansah said some of the districts which needed a lot of cleaning include Salima, Mchinji, Dedza and Mulanje.

However, Ansah asked prospective voters to go where they had registered to verify their names and see if all the details are intact before the voting day on May 21, 2019.

“The Commission is urging all electoral stakeholders to encourage people to turnout out in large numbers for the voter verification  exercise. Those that have moved from the centres where they  registered, they should know that this is the only period they can  process transfers,” she said.

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Mantikitiki
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Mantikitiki

Ansah takumvetsani kuti munapanga law masamu amakuvutani!!!!! you are saying kuti panali ma voters 16,000 amene anali padela and mutafufuta 13000 a double entry atsala 3000 amene mwawapanga add pa final number?

Mathematically you want to tell us Malawians that we have been bamboozled, razzle dazzle???? You cant be serious Madam, so as Malawians how and why on earth should we expect that next year we will have credible elections under your watch???

Joovido
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Joovido

Whoever registered twice or more should immediately b arrested. Mec do ur homework

Katong'ongo
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Katong'ongo

One day I was cleaning inside my apartment and discarded all the trash into the bin but when I went back to check my apartment again, I discovered that the trash had increased even after I had cleaned thoroughly. Who said these words? Discuss (20 marks)
(a) Jane Ansah
(b) Seodi White
(c) Gertrude Mutharika
(d) Akweni

Scholastica Bombe
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Scholastica Bombe

Jane Ansah, Mukupha anthu ulendo uno chifukwa mukuchita inu a MEC sizikupereka chilimbikitso ayi. Muyankhe mafunsom awa; 1 Chifukwa chiyani anthu opanga register multiple times simunawapereke ku polisi for prosecution olo munapangitsa dala ndinuyo? 2 Munatiuza ndikutipanga assure kuti machine anu m’mene aliri sizingatheke munthu kulembetsa koposa kamodzi ndiye izi zatheka bwanji? 3 Tingakukhulupilireni bwanji tsopano kuti madistrict enawo palibe opanga register kambiri especially Thyolo, CZ, ZA, Mangochi etc? 4 Chifukwa chiyani ndipo zinatheka bwanji kuti madistrict omwewa ndiomwe anthu apange register kudutsa kamodzi and not enawo? 5 Muwatani anthu amene anathandizira kupangitsa anthu kupanga register kudutsa kamodzi…..samapanga verify ma… Read more »

James
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James

Fellow Malawians, what Ansah says here makes is nonsensical. I recall the system used is the same that NRB used for National Registration. At no point this system allowed duplication, what has happened now? If voters who registered twice have been deleted, why are we having additional 3,080? Where are they coming from?

muonosile
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muonosile

Jean Ansah, you need to respond to this, why the number increases instead of reducing after deletion. This is a cause for worry as we recall one machine went missing, can’t we assume the additional names are from the lost but found machine, was this machine scrutinized when it got found?

Cashgate1
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Cashgate1

Coming from that machine that disappeared

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder

Owen Khamula man, if some of the names were deleted, do we expect the number to go up or down? Eish please my fellow readers, school me here. Owen Khamula says “However due to the removal of multiple registration, the final count of registered voters is; 6, 859 375. In other words the final figure has gone up by 3,080 voters overall” Does it make sense to you guys?

B Gondwe
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B Gondwe

SINCE IT IS AN OFFENCE TO REGISTER TWICE, WHY ARE YOU NOT PROSECUTING THEM TO AVOID THIS IN FUTURE. HAS MALAWI SUNK SO LOW AS WE LOOK ASIDE WHEN PEOPLE BREAK THE LAW? MALAWI HAS INDEED LOW STANDARDS AND IS DOOMED.

Baba Twameshe
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Baba Twameshe

My highly learned Electral Chair, cant you see somethin isnt adding up? Why did the system allow someone to register more than once? Eeeish my Malawi

gogomala
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gogomala

I understand these gadgets are not on line during registration in the centres and when they finish from reg they take them to the central data base where all registered are assembly to one pot. then the system automatically detects multiple registration as we use finger prints which are unique and that is when they observe multiple registrants. its a perfect system with 100% accuracy. remember they are using national registration system which captured our details including finger prints.

ELIJAH VERSUS BAAL
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CHILIMA THE ONLY HOPE FOR MALAWIANS —THE REST ARE JOKERS !!

mandala
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mandala

Why targeting central region districts only salima,dedza and mchinji leave them to vote freely

Fam
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Fam

…..and Mulanje is also central region district too, hahahaha.

Mwiri
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__only Mulanje they should more that include Machinga, Zomba and Blantyre

Tazimva
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Tazimva

Amange NYAKULA

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