The Malawi Electoral Commission is informing all candidates, political
parties and the general public that campaign for the October 7 by-
elections ends on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 6AM.
The Commission is informing all stakeholders that it is a violation of
the electoral law to campaign outside this period and all those
found will face the due process of law.
Candidates and their supporters or agents will not be allowed to
campaign or drive around hooting or with loud speakers playing
campaign songs or any messages after the deadline.
Media houses should also not broadcast adverts, programmes,
commentaries or carry campaign news after the deadline.
Leaders of various faiths should be on the guard because their
services can be used for campaign and even the clergy themselves
should avoid projecting candidates.
The Commission is thanking all the contesting candidates and their
followers for maintaining peace and order during this period. It is a
sincere hope of the Commission that this will also continue during the
voting and results announcement time.
Voting for the by-elections will be on Tuesday, October 7, 2014
starting from 6AM to 6PM in all the centres. The Commission is urging
all those who registered to turn up in large numbers to elect their
Ward Councillor or Member of Parliament.
Dated at Blantyre this 4th day of October, 2014.
Chief Elections Officer