MEC upbeat of flawless voters roll for Malawi 2019 watershed election

Officials from pollster, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) say the 2019 voters roll will be flawless because of the use of biometric technology.

Ansah: Voters roll will be clean

MEC chairperson Jane Ansah said this on Monday in Lilongwe during the opening of master training for trainers.

“The voters roll will not have errors because we will get all the data from National Registraion Bureau (NRB). We used to have errors in the past because we used to capture all the data ourselves, then fill in the forms, ” she said.

Common errors included missing names, pictures and unmatching names and pictures among others.

Ansah said the commission will not capture and enter any information as everything would be transferred from the National Registration Bureau (NRB).

She said the error free voters roll will bring confidence in the elections.

At least 200 master trainers are attending the workshop.

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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
4 years ago

MEC, educate the masses on how the commission will just transfer data in the custody of the National Registration Bureau and use it on Voters Roll. Will computer experts not depict a person who has not voted appear as if he or she has voted when counting votes cast? How safe is the use of data kept by the National Registration Bureau? Will the figures of votes cast not be manipulated in 2019 elections? Civic education is required here to erase the fears.

4 years ago


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