Malawi Electoral Commission in dry test for results management system

Pollster, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it will on May 2 conduct dry test for election results management system.

Mwafulirwa: Issues to do with congestion over the network and possibility of unlawful access to the network will also be critically assessed during the test.

MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa said during the exercise, MEC will place staff and equipment in all the constituency tally centres and also set up a testing main tally centre in Blantyre.

“The polling equipment staff will be given sample results to be for the purpose of the test transmission from the constituency tally centres to the main tally centre,” Mwafulirwa said.

Mwafulirwa said political parties and candidates are welcome to place one monitor at each constituency tally centre at their own cost and should arrange with respective constituency returning officers.

MEC also says stakeholders wishing to be present at the main tally centre at Comesa hall in Blantyre are welcome.

Mwafulirwa said issues to do with congestion over the network and possibility of unlawful access to the network will also be critically assessed during the test.

“The commission envisages there could be some problems encountered in some centres and this is the reason for the test so that any such challenges are can be addressed before the 21st of May 2019,” said Mwafulirwa.

The MEC spokesperson says a second targeted test will be run again before polling day only for the constituency tally centres where challenges maybe encountered during the first run.

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The King Lives
The King Lives
3 years ago

I hope all parties especially opposition have a strong technical team to understand the algorithms used to detect duplication of figures and to understand system security configuration on transferring data/figures through internet/VPN, every system has small small loopholes that hacker of clever users use to attack the system but they are often overlooked by users and technical team. lets leave no stone unturned.

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
3 years ago
Reply to  The King Lives

Absolutely you’re saying the truth.

PHANANA
PHANANA
3 years ago

bola isakhale mbola ikakhala mbola chilima ndi anzake azayilowa

Wiseman
Wiseman
3 years ago

Zowina wina kale izi ife a utm

Nickoman
Nickoman
3 years ago
Reply to  Wiseman

UTM kuwina pa social media pomwepatu. Mmwenye wanu ndi uyo wathamangitsidwauo. Kumadebate ma shadow anu kupita ndi anthu asanu blue team ikupita ndi ma hundreds of supporters

Zambulo
Zambulo
3 years ago

Kodi mumayembekezera aja alowa dzana ndi mituka aja?

Amfumu
Amfumu
3 years ago

How will opposition monitor the testing process on Technical point of view and how will MEC demonstrate the small loop hole/error that every system do have to convince the parties that this will not be the entry point to the hackers/rigging team?

Nalingula
Nalingula
3 years ago

Chi System Chanuchi chidzagwa Ngati 2014 ….Just Prepare Plan B ya Manual.Ma monitor Zikawerengedwa Onetsetsani kuti Mwazijambula mu Foni mwanu …Sunganeneretu Ena Azatokhala ndi Polling Center Ku Nyamb …ku Nyumba Kwao Ngati 2014 Namatumizanso Zao.

Nyapapi
Nyapapi
3 years ago

Will those votes not remain in the system ? Testing again a day before voting day ? Eeeeeee, komatu izi ndikukaikano .

Kaitano
Kaitano
3 years ago

Sizoonatu izi, mwadya zambiri musaza ulendo uno, palibepo zimenezo a Malawi let’s not allow this, at this trial, who will be the voter? How many will be needed? Which tribe? What time? Give us their Identity Card numbers I mean for those who will vote, and again are they going to vote for all candidates? By the way which network are you using? Failing to give us answers from the questions which many more Malawians will bring, oh please do not try to test Malawians.

Akubawa
Akubawa
3 years ago

The Russians arrived yesterday with a plane full of relief items for the flood victims and today you say you will test the election system. Did you plan?

Masozi Mwenifumbo
Masozi Mwenifumbo
3 years ago
Reply to  Akubawa

A very critical observation!

dry cleaner
dry cleaner
3 years ago

Dzanja lalemba. Ulendo basi . A Malawi atopa

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