NICE Delighted with 81 Percent Voter Registration Turnout

The National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust has registered satisfaction with the number of people who have registered in the first three phases of the voter registration exercise. NICE Executive Director Ollen Mwalubunju revealed this on Friday during a meeting with members of the media in Blantyre. Mwalubunju said the current voter registration turnout proves that the trust’s choice of mobilization strategies is viable. “We are mobilizing people to go and get registered. We are doing this through…

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MEC Registers Over 2.5 Million Eligible Voters

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has so far registered a total of 2,686,903 voters in the completed three phases of the voter registration exercise. MEC’s Chairperson, Justice Jane Ansah told members of the press on Friday in Blantyre that the total registrants represent 81 percent of the projected 3,304,492 voters for 2018. “Out of the total registered, 1,424,025 are women representing 53 percent and 1,262,371 are men representing 47 percent,” explained Ansah. However, the MEC chairperson hinted that Kasungu…

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Voter Registration On Cinema

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has rolled out a programme called Community Cinema and Dialogues which is using cinema to woo more people in Lilongwe to register and vote in the forthcoming tripartite elections. Constituencies in both Lilongwe City and Rural are being treated to the free cinema which is raising awareness about voter registration process and spreading messages about the importance of participating in elections. State owned news agency, Malawi News Agency (Mana) witnessed huge crowds gathered at various…

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Opposition Monitors Shun Voter Registration Exercise

Chairperson of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Justice Dr. Jane Ansah has bemoaned the lack of representatives from political parties in the ongoing voter registration in Lilongwe. Ansah made these remarks despite the high turnout of people registering in Lilongwe when she inspected some six centres as part of her tour in Lilongwe City Centre Constituency on the day 3 of voter registration. “I don’t know why there are no representatives from other political parties but we communicated to…

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MEC Impressed with Voter Registration Turnout

Malawi Electoral Commission Chairperson, Dr. Jane Ansah has expressed satisfaction over high voter registration in Mchinji. Having visited some registration centres in Mchinji Central, Mchinji East, and South West Constituencies, MEC Chairperson, Jane Ansah said she was impressed with the high number of people participating in the registration exercise. In an interview at Bua Primary School in Mchinji Central Constituency after the tour, Ansah commended political parties and other stakeholders for their contribution towards sensitization of communities, which she…

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Civic Education for Voter Registration Suspended

Constituency Civic Voter Education Assistants (CCVEA) for Chitipa Central and North Constituencies have suspended the voter and education sensitization campaign in the respected areas amidst a Lion which continues to cause havoc in the district. It has taken two weeks now since the lion which is believed to have escaped from Lwangwa game reserve in Zambia was spotted in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Kameme, and it has so far killed three cattle and injured 3 people. According…

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Slight Difference in 2014, 2018 Voter Registration Figures

Figures for phase one of voter registration exercise released by the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) indicate only a slight difference from those of the 2014 voter registration exercise. MEC conducted the first phase of the voter registration exercise in Kasungu, Salima and Dedza from June 26 to July 9, 2018. Following the exercise, political parties and other civil society organizations observed that there was low and unimpressive turnout and have since been calling for the repeat of the exercise….

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Voter’s Registration Moves at Snail’s Pace

Progress of voter registration in Kasungu has worried monitors and stakeholders as fewer people have registered as compared to those who had registered around the same period (first half) in 2014 elections. This was disclosed when Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) and United Nations (UN) officials paid a visit to a number of registration centres of Kasungu Central and South East. In their remarks, Malawi Congress Party’s (MCP) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) registration monitors at Mtunthama registration centre, Harry…

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Salima Ready to Register Voters For 2019 Polls

District Commissioner (DC) for Salima, Charles Mwawembe has said the district is ready to conduct voter registration starting from Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He made the remark in an interview on Monday after the official launch of the voter registration in the district by MEC Commissioners. The Official launch was presided over by Commissioner, Linda Kunje who accompanied by Commissioner Dr. Moffat Banda. Addressing a gathering of MEC Officials, representatives of various political parties, journalists and staff from Salima…

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Clergy Call for Peaceful Electoral Process

Religious leaders in Mchinji district have called for a peaceful political campaign in the run up to the 2019 tripartite elections. Chairperson for Mchinji Pastors Fraternal Bishop Hastings Simbeye made the call Friday during a sensitization meeting organized by the National initiative for Civic education (NICE) on voter registration exercise. Simbeye said it was worrying that in the run up to elections, some politicians resort to disrupting their opponent’s campaign meetings, which he said leads to violence. “We have…

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