Registration and verification of voters for by-elections kick start Wednesday

The Malawi Electoral Commission says the registration and inspection of voters’ roll for the Local Government By-elections will start onWednesday, July 15, and end on Sunday, July 19.

Kalonga:  MEC will not  accept registrants or transfers from outside the wards where the elections are taking place
Kalonga: MEC will not accept registrants or transfers from outside the wards where the elections are taking place

Chief Elections Officer Willie Kalonga says in statement made available to Nyasa Times that the registration centres will open to the public from 8AM to 4PM on all days including weekends.

“The Commission will register first-time voters who have attained the voting age after May 20, 2014 or will turn 18 by August 25, 2015. For non-Malawians, apart from being of age, they should have been ordinarily resident in the country for the last seven years. Refugees and asylum seekers are not eligible to register,” Kalonga says.

He says the Commission will not register anyone who was eligible to register during the last registration exercise but failed to do so for whatever reason.

“The Commission will also not accept registrants or transfers from outside the wards where the elections are taking place. The Commission is also reminding the general public that electoral laws allow eligible persons to register where they were born, stay, carryout business or work.”

The Commission is encouraging all 2 registration staff, monitors and chiefs to ensure that all persons who register at the centres meet these criteria.

All persons who registered in the May 2014 Tripartite Elections, and the October 7, 2014 by-elections in case of Luchenza Ward, whether they voted or not, are requested to inspect their details in the voters’ roll at the centre where they registered.

Registered voters who lost their certificates are asked to go to the centre where they registered to get a replacement certificate that will enable them to vote easily.

The by-elections will be held in the following wards:

  • Khwawa in Karonga
  • Chibanja in Mzuzu
  • Msikisi in Mangochi
  • Zomba Central in Zomba
  • Luchenza in Luchenza

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6 years ago

agalu inu resign please

Rodgers Banda
Rodgers Banda
6 years ago

There is no true referee and the previous one was conducted without head. The current one is the same ghost in different clothes. Therefore they will not be free and fare

Sheira wa Khakhi
6 years ago

This is just too much these guys need to be paid immediately. Its now 8 months down the line if it would have been [email protected] u were paying them in phases u could have dealt with all of them by now. But u are just busy with useless trips with your girlfriends. Kalonga tamakulani pliz, muzagwilako liti ntchito opanda anthu kukudandaulani?

6 years ago

We need a foreign body to run Malawi’s Election.
MEC is NOT CREDIBLE. Too much corruption, tricks, injuctions and Crying.

Ofuna zake
6 years ago

Willie Kalonga be civilised pliz we the Government drivers worked tirelessly during lastyear,s by elections while u were busy with your international useless trips, pocketing hefty amounts of allowances. Do u mean u can’t give us our money???? Basi chimene umadziwa iwe khwekhwelekhwele ndi Langwani basi. U idiot!

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