MEC Unveils 2019 Election Programme to District Supervisors

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) on Friday conducted a briefing workshop aimed at updating southern region District Election Supervisory Teams (DESTs) on the forthcoming May, 2019 tripartite election programme. The DESTs members comprised district commissioners, district education managers and Officers in-charge of Police. Speaking on the sidelines of a day long workshop at Hapuwani Village Lodge in Mulanje District, MEC Commissioner Jean Mathanga said DESTs are essential in elections as they oversee the election process at district level, hence the…

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Democracy on Trial; MCP ‘Illegal’ Convention Sideline MEC

The once Mighty Opposition  Malawi Congress Party (MCP) conference has elected Lazarus Chakwera, Sidik Mia and Harry Mkandawire as president, vice president and second vice president respectively. The elections were held in rather controversial and unexpected circumstances as the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), which was expected to be the overseer, was by-passed. MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa told Zodiak Online ‘MEC officials were on their way’ when the three key officials were elected unopposed at the convention taking place at…

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Road to 2019: MEC to Save MK 1.8 Billion With National IDs

The country’s electoral body, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says will use the national IDs during the voter registration for the 2019 elections. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) Tuesday, MEC commissioner Jean Mathanga said the decision will help MEC and the country to save money and time during registration. “The machines that we are going to use are from National Registration Burial (NRB), this will help us save about MK1.8 billion that could have been used…

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Pray For Peaceful 2019 Tripartite Elections

Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) of Blantyre Synod has called on its members to consider dedicating prayers for 2019 peaceful elections the country will conduct in May. Blantyre Synod Moderator, Reverend Masauko Mbolembole urged church members to take a leading role in praying for the country’s fair and peaceful 2019 tripartite elections. Addressing church members during the 2018 Chingale Presbytery Annual convention on Friday in Zomba, Mbolembole said the church remains critical in ensuring that the country conducts…

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MEC to Use National IDs for 2019 Tripartite Elections

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has called on all citizens to keep their National IDs safe or register with National Registration Bureau (NRB) as only those registered with NRB will be allowed to register to vote for the 2019 elections. MEC’s plea comes closer to voter registration excise which will run from 24th May to 31st August 2018. MEC’s Public Relations Officer, Sangwani Mwafulirwa revealed this Wednesday in an interview with Malawi News Agency. “The National Identity cards are…

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MEC Drill District Election Clerks on New Biometric Technology

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has begun training District Election Clerks (DECs) on the new biometrical system ahead of the voter registration for 2019 tripartite elections expected to commence this May in selected districts. Speaking on the sidelines of a three day training workshop at Hapuwani in Mulanje District on Saturday, MEC Commissioner and Chairperson for Electoral Service Committee, Jean Mathanga said the workshop was important in the election calendar as it will build a rock-solid base on which…

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Biometric Voter Registration to Eliminate Registration Problems

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has said that the planned biometric voter registration in the 2019 tripartite elections will eradicate registration problems faced in the previous elections. MEC Chairperson Justice Dr. Jane Ansah made the remarks in Parliament Wednesday during MEC demonstration of registration using the national Identity cards in Parliament so that members of parliaments appreciate the process. She assured the system would among others prevent the challenges of multiple registrations, registering of foreigners and facilitate proper identification of…

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MEC to Use National IDs For 2019 Polls

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has revealed that it plans to use the national Identity Cards (IDs) in the 2019 tripartite elections. MEC chairperson, Dr. Justice Jane Ansah made the disclosure in Lilongwe during the launch of 2019 tripartite elections calendar under the theme: ‘Consolidating Malawi’s Democracy through the Ballot.’ Ansah said MEC is considering the National Identity Card to be used in identifying people during registration and polling day, saying her institution will work with the National Registration Bureau…

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Save the Date!! Malawi to Hold Tripartite Elections on 21st May 2019

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) announced Tuesday that 2019 tripartite elections will be held on May 21, 2019. MEC Chairperson, Dr Jane Ansah made the announcement in Lilongwe at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) during the launch of the 2019 Tripartite Elections whose theme is “Consolidating Malawi Democracy Through the Ballot.” She said the May 2019 elections eligible voters would be voting for the President, Members of Parliament and Councilors on the same day. “Those that will be elected…

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MEC Kick Starts Electoral Material Development

As the 2019 tripartite elections draws closer, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has started the process of developing Media and Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials. MEC Commissioner, Moffat Banda disclosed this Wednesday at Mulanje Boma Wednesday during a four day electoral material development workshop organized by the institution. The process involves electoral stakeholders and the civil society who plays active roles in the electoral process. “Electoral material development is an important aspect in preparation for elections. It ensures that…

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