October 21, 2018 by Staff Reporter
Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has said voter registration will begin on October 27, 2018 in 376 centres in Mzimba district.
M’mbelwa District Council, MEC Clerk. Elias Nyirenda disclosed this during Multiparty Liaison Committee meeting, that voter registration for 2019 Tripartite Elections would be biometric, which would require usage of National Identity cards (IDs).
He said those who do not have national identity cards still have chance to register since there would be two teams deployed in the centres to issue them.
“We are going to deploy two teams in each centre so that those who did not register for National Identity Cards should have chance to register.
Those who failed to get IDs because there were not out, they are asked to bring forms they filled during registration for the IDs,” Nyirenda said.
He said the campaign for voter registration would be conducted through Bonanzas, Political Rallies, in collaboration with National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE).
The MEC Clerk urged leaders for different political parties to mobilize their followers to register.
Multiparty Liaison Committee Chairperson for M’mbelwa District Council, Thomas Chirwa said the committee would promote voter registration messages. He said the committee exists to ensure peaceful and free election.
The Committee highlighted the importance of promoting female participation in political positions in the district during 2019 Tripartite Elections.
Programmes Officer for Action Aid, Haley Chikandira said the organization working tirelessly for women and girls empowerment and making sure that girls and women are elected top positions.
Registration process will last for 14 days starting from October 27, 2018 to November 9, 2018 which is to run consecutively asking all qualified voters to register.