MEC cancels Malawi voter registration exercise, invalidates new voters roll with minors

Malawi Electoral Commission says it will no longer register new voters but only handle those that wish to process transfers or replace lost voter certificates.

MEC has stopped registration of new voters. However, the Commission will proceed with processing of transfers of those that registered for the 2019 elections and changed residencies. The Commission will also be issuing duplicate voter certificates for those that lost them.

It however says this process will continue up to 4.00pm on 10 May, 2020 in these councils in  Rumphi • Likoma,  Dowa,  Lilongwe District ,  Lilongwe City,  Lunchenza Municipality, Phalombe,  Mulanje and  Thyolo.

Chief elections officer Sam Alufandika says in statement that the Commission will advise how it will proceed with transfers and replacement of lost voter certificates in the remaining districts.

“The Commission is also informing all stakeholders that all the new voter registrations that took place in phase one and the current phase have been invalidated and will not be incorporated in the 2019 Tripartite Elections voters register as per Supreme Court of Appeal judgement,” says Alufandika.

He says all persons who registered in the May 2019 Tripartite Elections who have changed places of residence are advised to go and process transfers at the centre where they wish to cast their vote

“Those who have lost their certificates are encouraged to go to the centre where they registered to get a duplicate certificate that will enable them to vote.”

Malawi’s Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal by President Peter Mutharika and the Malawi Electoral Commission against Constitutional Court order to hold fresh elections after it nullified the last May elections

In its ruling the Supreme Court said some of MEC’s grounds of appeal in Mutharika’s appeal were fictitious and embarrassing allowed the fresh elections to proceed.

It also ordered that no new voter registrations should accepted for the new polls and that only presidential candidates who participated in the nullified May elections should be allowed in fresh elections.

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MAPOPA SOKO
MAPOPA SOKO
9 months ago

CHAKWERA BOMA

Patricio Nkombwa
Patricio Nkombwa
9 months ago

Every Malawi should know that come July 2nd their vote should usher Chakwera and Chilima into power. Failure to do is to vote yourselves into a 90day Lockdown from 10Th July 2020 only to come out in November 2020. please say no DPP. Simple!

Bruno Watepatepa
Bruno Watepatepa
9 months ago

The MEC staff who were fully paid while, both presiding over the rigged election and forcing a costly court case, even after the MEC chairwoman admitted to a hijacked voter process, ought to be brought to joe fired. MEC laws have to be respected and when violated, somebody has to brought to account legally. In addition, voter registration rolls and equipment used for registration, need to carefully and independently examined. The MEC laptop which went on tour to Mozambique and back to Malawi, will require thorough examination. Does anybody know where the laptop is at the moment?

Opportunist
Opportunist
9 months ago

What are you going to tell your kids that u registered?

James Banda
James Banda
9 months ago

In fact those who registered minors, those who told minor to lie about their age should be brought to book. A twelve year old boy in Namadidi as a nineteen year old, his mother told him to lie on behalf of certain politicians.

Piper
Piper
9 months ago

Nyekhwe after nyekhwe after nyekhwe ! Simunati !

Apikene
Apikene
9 months ago

Last week chakwera announced that he was going to seek court intervention over the current mec registration exercise saying minors were being allowed to vote. Little did we know chakwera petitioned directly to the supreme Court and the court inserted the complaint into their judgment. Vuto ma judge akumalawi they rule based on personal relationships

James Banda
James Banda
9 months ago
Reply to  Apikene

So what? Munyeredwa!!!, what ever silly people like you say will not change anything, you can call judges all sorts of names, you can organize another demo, it will not change anything. Sill people like you are the ones who have destroyed our country.

Apikene
Apikene
9 months ago
Reply to  James Banda

@james banda ma-***** ako

Chilipa Thako
Chilipa Thako
9 months ago
Reply to  Apikene

@Apikene,,,Wakwiya ndi Fiti, mpaka kutukwanatu? Kikkkkkk unyeledwa kumene ndipo siunati!
Mumanamizana mwati tibeleso kuti Gogo wanuyu afe ali President? Mwagwa nayo a Nyapapi inu! Ipsaso mtima tsono upse mtimawo kwambiri. Galu wachabe iwe.

M Cheka Chilenje
M Cheka Chilenje
9 months ago
Reply to  James Banda

very true mbuyanga. these idiots needs immediate arrests

Jerusalem Bible College
Jerusalem Bible College
9 months ago
Reply to  James Banda

Chala chalemba nkhoma. Mizimu ya anthu osalakwa mukuphayi ikukutsatani. Mkona mumagendedwa ku Ndirande.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
9 months ago
Reply to  Apikene

NYEKHWE, kikikikiiiiiiii.

SMM II
9 months ago
Reply to  Apikene

Mwagwanayotu. Time is long gone when DPP owned judges

The Patriot
The Patriot
9 months ago
Reply to  Apikene

Forward thinking judges , ready to help eliminate thieves and albino killers

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