Not May 19, Malawi fresh elections slated for July 2 – MEC

Embattled Malawi Electoral Commission ( MEC)  chairperson Jane Ansah has announced that the presidential fresh election  ordered by the  Constitution Court, which annulled last year’s vote results because of irregularities,  will be held on July 2 2020.

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Justice Jane Ansah : Malawi to hold vote re-run on July 2

Ansah told a news conference in Blantyte that  voter registration exercise which will be in four phases will start on April 4 to June 7 2020.

 

In a landmark ruling last month, the Constitutional Court overturned the outcome of the May 2019 election, which handed President Peter Mutharika a second term in office.

“ Today, I am pleased to announce to you that the Commission has done its ground work and is ready to hold these elections on 2 July, 2020. Please note that 2nd July 2020 is the 149th day from 3rd February 2020,” said Ansah.

 

President Mutharika and the electoral body are  appealing the  constitution court’s ruling in the Supreme Court which is  starting April 15.

On the voter registration and transfers registration, Andah said MEC shall register those that have turned 18, or will attain voting age by 7 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 to go and confirm if their names appear in the register for their respective centres.

“Those that  have changed residences, should report to the new centres to process transfers,” she said.

Ansah said for efficient processing, voters are encouraged to bring along their voter certificates.

“ All people that lost their voter certificates can go and get duplicate certificates at the centre they registered last time during this time of voter registration. The Commission encourages everyone to present themselves for registration on time as it does not have provision for time extension,” said Ansah.

She said when going for registration, all registrants are encouraged to take their national ID.

“Those that have not registered for the national ID should 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 they will be given as proof of civil registration when coming to register as a voter.”

The Commission  says all political parties and aspiring candidates  should submit the names of monitors for voter registration by  30 March, 2020.

Inspection of voters’ register  shall be held on 18 and 19th June, 2020 to accord  an opportunity for new registrants and also old registrants to verify their details.

Ansah said nomination of presidential  candidates shall take place on 23rd and 24th April, 2020 in Blantyre.

The nomination fees remain at K2,000,000 for all candidates.

MEC said the amount has to be deposited in the bank before presentation of nomination papers.

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NALIKUKUTI wanyenkhula
NALIKUKUTI wanyenkhula
1 year ago

Ma Mps nawonso akubisala.bwanji osabwera poyera ndikutitsimikira kuti chisankho sichinayende bwino. zingathe kuti chisankho cha aphungu chikayende bwino koma cha president yenkha ndiye sichinayende bwino. Mene chinavutira chipani ichi chidalowa mu UTMCPPAFPPMKACHALITIKONZEMAFUNDE zoona vhingapeze aphungu anayi? imeneyo ndiye Nyekhwe. NALIKUKUKUTI waluma

Wapakaliyala Wamuyaya chilima
Wapakaliyala Wamuyaya chilima
1 year ago

Atumbuka awona nyekhwe kikikikk. Just come and join the winning team of APM.

Shame to the appeasement Hi5 judges for stealing victory from APM and the mighty DPP. Munya muwona. Tiwinanso ife a DPP.

A word to you foolish UTMCP is that please put good monitors this time around. Izi zomati takuberanizi tatopa nazo. Kodi mumakhala muli kuti tikamakuberani agalu inu!!!

DPP plus UDF Booomaaa! Winawe zako izo. Otsutsa Yako ndi nyekhwe basi.

vindele
1 year ago

APM wakoyo sangawine panopo. Iwe nde Mhlomwe wopusa. Intelligent Ahlomwes like the Kaliatis and Usis can not vote for Chimdala chako chopanda manocho let alone the Tumbukas and Chewas. It is written that the Mutharikas can not rule for two terms. Ndiulendo basi wether you like it or not. Nkhumba yamunthu.

Mmalawi Weni Weni
Mmalawi Weni Weni
1 year ago

Jane Ansah, Jean Mathanga, Linda Kunje, Mary Nkosi, Elvey Kalonga Mtafu, Killion Mgawi, Moffat Banda, you are a bunch of very evil people. Self gratifying, self centered, you are sadists, you are demagogues. Why are you trying to impose yourself on the people of Malawi? What is it that you are afraid of for not leaving as people of Malawi are requesting? You will die a very sad death you idiots. Jane Ansah we know your house in Nottingham in the UK where you think you are going to hide after running away from Malawi when you have stolen millions… Read more »

Mdala
Mdala
1 year ago

Do we all have to eat now this rotten fruits?
When do we ever learn…., after all we went through since May 2019?
Two arms of government declared MEC not competend and we continue like nothing was happens? Imagine, the whole saga will be repeated again….
Unfortunately Tippex doesn’t help against the virus!
Lets hope we have there capable people in charge, without selfish interests, who can handle the upcoming pandemic.

Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
1 year ago

Continue eating each other. Foolish souls!!!

Chechamba
Chechamba
1 year ago

Jane Ansah! Jane Ansah! You DPP diehard! Keep on wrongly thinking that Malawi belongs to your Peter Muthalika, keep on playing with fire as if you are kid.Enough is enough.

Opportunist
Opportunist
1 year ago

I thought it’s high time for new officers to come in.We don’t want a repeat of May 19.This country has suffered enough since last election

Chikoti
Chikoti
1 year ago

The date is not in the laws PPA but it is within concourt ruling time limit..the date set by parliament is in the withheld bills, not.law at this time…MEC has.prgrammed the qhole exercise in the 150 days…let someone.challenge this and.see where we are??…

Super power
Super power
1 year ago

Only the courts can shift the fresh election date you moron of an illiterate lawyer called Janet ohh Jane.

Bandawe
Bandawe
1 year ago

Corona-virus is coming. NO elections. South Africa has just registered more than 400 coronavirus cases.

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