Saturday, April 5, 2014

Resumption of Inspection of Voters Roll


Resumption of Inspection of Voters Roll

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is informing all registered voters, political parties, civil society organisations and the general public that it has worked on the inconsistencies that were discovered in the voters roll and it is now ready to resume the exercise.

The first phase of the exercise will start from Wednesday, April 9 to Sunday, April 13, 2014 in the following councils:

. Chikhwawa
. Blantyre City
. Blantyre District
. Mwanza
. Neno
; Chiradzulu
. Phalombe
. Thyolo
. Luchenza
. Zomba City and
. Zomba district

During this inspection exercise, all registered voters are urged to go to the centres where they registered to inspect how their registration details are appearing in the voters’ roll.

Registered voters who lost their certificates should also go to the centres where they registered to get duplicate certificates which will enable them vote easily on May 20, 2014.

The Commission is also urging the public to report deaths of their relatives so that they should be removed from the voters’ register.

They should bring the voter certificate of the deceased and a death certificate, a letter from a traditional leader or religious leader as evidence.

The Commission will also process transfers for people who have moved away from the centres where they registered and they will be unable to go that centre on the polling day. These should go with their voter certificate to the centre where they wish to vote at and ask to be transferred to that centre.

The voter inspection exercise will be conducted in phases to enable the Commission to place adequate teams in all wards with photographic equipment to attend to queries and issues that may arise.

Subsequent phases will be announced shortly.

For more information contact the Commission on email .

Signed this 4th day of April, 2014 at Blantyre.

Willie Kalonga
Chief Elections Office

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