Have You Registered for the 2014 Tripartite Elections?



On 20 May 2014 Malawi will hold tripartite elections in which Malawians will have the opportunity to elect Councillors, Members of Parliament and State President.

In preparation for the elections, the Malawi Electoral Commission has commenced the voter registration exercise which will be done in phases.

Making the announcement at the commencement of the registration exercise, the MEC Chairperson Maxon Mbendera said that they are conducting a fresh registration which means that everyone will have to register whether they registered during the previouys elections or not.

“When going for registration remember to take a valid identification document like a passport, even though it might be expired, a driving licence, a student identity card, marriage certificate, a birth certificate, employment identification document or an old voter certificate. You may also go with someone who has registered already to bear witness for you,” says the Chairperson’s statement on the MEC website.

Phase one of the registration exercise whcih started on 22 July covers Blantyre City, Chikhwawa, Mwanza, Nsanje and Neno.

Check on the list below when the registration is due in your area: –

Phase one22 July to 4 August 2013Blantyre City, Mwanza, Chikhwawa, Nsanje, Neno
Phase Two8 to 21 August, 2013Chiradzulu, Blantyre District, Blantyre City, Thyolo
Phase Three25 August to 7 September 2013Thyolo, Luchenza Municipal Council, Phalombe, Mulanje
Phase four11 to 24 September 2013Balaka, Machinga, Zomba District, Zomba City (central)
Phase five28 September to 11 October, 2013Dedza, Ntcheu, mangochi district, Mangochi municipal council, Balaka
Phase six15 to 28 October, 2013Dowa, Lilongwe City, Dedza
Phase seven1 to 14 November, 2013Dowa, Mchinji, Lilongwe District
Phase eight18 November to 1 December, 2013Kasungu District, Nkhotakota, Ntchisi, Salima
Phase nine5 to 18 December 2013Chitipa, Karonga, Rumphi, Mzuzu City
Phase ten22 December 2013 to 4 January 2014Nkhata Bay, Mzimba, Likoma