MEC resumes voter registration for Malawi fresh elections: Second phase starts Monday

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says phase two of two-week long voter registration for the forthcoming  fresh presidential slection will commence Monday next week.

Alfandika: Dowa will be in phase two while Mzuzu City and Mzimba North will be in phase three.

MEC’s Chief Elections Officer Sam Alfandika says in a statement made available to Nyasa Times  that areas covered will be Rumphi, Likoma, Dowa, Lilongwe District, Lilongwe City, Luchenza Municipality, Phalombe, Mulanje and Thyolo

“The Commission is aware that phase one ended prematurely and will revisit the councils covered after the last phases of voter registration to ensure that all registration centers have run for the minimum statutory period of 14 days,” Alfandika says.

He says during the exercise the commission will make sure that those registered  have turned 18 and above, or will attain voting age by 11 June 2020 or never registered as voters during the 2019 Tripartite Elections and the three by-elections held thereafter.

“All voters who registered during the 2019 Tripartite Elections and the three by-elections held thereafter, need not register this time around. Those that have changed residences, should report to the new centres they now belong to in order to process transfers,” he says

For efficient processing Alufandika says voters are informed to bring along their voter certificates and those that lost their voter certificates should go and get duplicate certificates at the centre they registered.

“When going for registration, all new registrants are informed to take their national ID. The National Registration Bureau (NRB), has placed at least a team per ward to conduct national registration for all prospective voter registrants without a national ID,” he says.

All eligible voters without a national ID are advised to go to these centres first and register with NRB and thereafter use the slip as proof of registration to register as a voter with MEC.

To register with the NRB, a registrant are required  to bring along either two witnesses who are holders of national ID or a biological parent who holds a national ID.

“Those that have not registered for the national ID can also do so now at the District Commissioner’s office and post offices that have been designated for National Registration. Then they should bring the slip” says Alufandika.

The second phase comes after the supreme rejected the MEC’s application to have the polls suspended because of coronavirus.

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Mtete
Mtete
9 months ago

You can scare people about Covid 19 pandemic but you will not succeed with MEC registration. We don’t want to hear about Ansah led MEC. We want a completely reconstituted MEC Commission with the current management re assigned to water boards or wherever they are not likely to cause harm. Besides, results will now be announced at Constituency level because we don’t want results to be tampered with enroute to the so-called National Tally Centre.

Gabor
Gabor
9 months ago

MEC iyiyi ya Jane Ansah ndiyamisala Ife ndiye timva zitizo heee corona heee ndalama kulibe this that fotseki Zanu. Sono apa ndalama zaoezeka or corona watha kumbwambwana

The SNIPER
The SNIPER
10 months ago

If we have managed to block the lockdown, now we can also manage to block these bastards called Electoral Commissioners, we don’t need them! We want new Commissioners not the same band of idiots with their Mami water.

Lolo
Lolo
10 months ago

Misala, chiani. We can’t have elections. It will not work. How are people going to register, campaign etc.

Mtonga Mwana
Mtonga Mwana
10 months ago
Reply to  Lolo

We can campaign using the media houses. Open MBC which is a public broadcaster running on our taxes, the courts can give equal airtime to all competing parties. Zodiac and Times can equally complement in one way or another. Ndizotheka.

Juma
Juma
10 months ago

How on earth can we have elections with the way the infections are rising.

Mtonga Mwana
Mtonga Mwana
10 months ago
Reply to  Juma

Mali has just done it and they are on earth.

Phiri
Phiri
10 months ago

Mwati chisankho chake chiti?

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