Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is appealing to candidates, political parties and the general public to wind down their campaign for the Local Government By-elections on Sunday, at 6 Oclock in the morning.
The Commission is informing all stakeholders that it is violation of the electoral laws to campaign outside this period and all those found will face the due process of law.
Chief Elections Officer Willie Kalonga says candidates and their supporters or agents will not be allowed to campaign or drive around hooting or with loud speakers playing campaign songs or any messages after the deadline.
“Media houses should also not broadcast or re-broadcast adverts, programmes or carry campaign news after the deadline,” says Kalonga.
Kalonga is urging religious leaders to guard against politicians who may use the service for campaign and that even the clergy themselves should avoid projecting candidates during their services.
“The Commission is thanking all the contesting candidates and their followers for maintaining peace and order during this period.”
He says people will cast their votes Tuesday, from 6AM to 6PM in all the centres where people registered.
The Commission is urging all those who registered to turn out in large numbers to elect their Ward Councillors.