The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is refuting rumours making rounds that officers of the Malawi Police Service and the Malawi Defence Forces have already voted.
The Commission’s Chief Elections Officer Willie Kalonga says in a statement released Thursday that no one has voted ahead of the polling day on May 20.
“The Police and Malawi Defence Officers, just like any other registered voter, will vote on May 20, 2014. The arrangement is that on the polling day security officers and polling staff will vote first on the polling day so that they can be free to discharge their duties,” says Kalonga
Kalonga is appealing to individuals or institutions who are spreading such rumours to “stop with immediate effect.”