MEC non-committal on CSOs request to extend voter registration exercise 

Public election managers, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has not commited to calls to extend voter registration exercise in some parts of the central region.

Ansah inspects voter registration centre in Salima

In a statement issued late evening on Sunday, MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa is reminding people in Kasungu, Dedza and Salima that the voter registration exercise ends on Monday at 4pm.

“The commission is advising all people in areas under phase one of voter registration, who have not registered to go to the nearest voter registration centre on their ward to register before 4pm on Monday,” says Mwafulirwa.

He says the commission has put in place measures to ensure that all eligible persons register and also avoid overcrowding at registration centres.

The statement comes barely hours after civil society activists demanded the extension of the voter registration exercise in the three districts.

MEC chairperson Jane Ansah, a Judge at the High Court, said they will have to look  at the overall picture eof the  figures  by  comparing those generated in 2014 with those projected for this year to conclude whether the turn out is low or not.

Ansah said she personally visited Kasungu on the seventh  and eight day of the registration exercise and saw that the registration figures ranged from 30 percent to 51 percent of the projected figures.

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Gerald mapanga phiri
Gerald mapanga phiri
3 years ago

Something fishy. There’s something cooking

mtete
mtete
3 years ago

Madame MEC Chairperson, this is a very serious issue and conventional wisdom is for voter registration exercise in Dedza, Salima and Kasungu to be extended.

Kaya
Kaya
3 years ago

ANSAH IS AN ANSWER TO DPP

Duncan
3 years ago

Why did MEC choose Central Region as pilot voter registration ? This woman at MEC is a stealer already.

kaitano
kaitano
3 years ago

Why MEC is so fast like this? ndikuusimba kapena chani? Something is happening seriously which will take peoples life this coming Election somewhere. Mark my words!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tibamtunganya
Tibamtunganya
3 years ago

Ndiye iwe umafuna Ansah azipita mmakomo mwa anthu azikawakoka kuti akalembese?

Otoche
Otoche
3 years ago

I personally don’t have confidence on Ansah et al

Odala
Odala
3 years ago
Reply to  Otoche

Central region people seem not to have interest/ or The machine breakdown of MEC paralyses efforts of people who are eligible to vote. So MEC should accept responsibility for low turn up and voters themeselves should blame

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