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 one||22 July to 4 August 2013||Blantyre City, Mwanza, Chikhwawa, Nsanje, Neno|
|Phase Two||8 to 21 August, 2013||Chiradzulu, Blantyre District, Blantyre City, Thyolo|
|Phase Three||25 August to 7 September 2013||Thyolo, Luchenza Municipal Council, Phalombe, Mulanje|
|Phase four||11 to 24 September 2013||Balaka, Machinga, Zomba District, Zomba City (central)|
|Phase five||28 September to 11 October, 2013||Dedza, Ntcheu, mangochi district, Mangochi municipal council, Balaka|
|Phase six||15 to 28 October, 2013||Dowa, Lilongwe City, Dedza|
|Phase seven||1 to 14 November, 2013||Dowa, Mchinji, Lilongwe District|
|Phase eight||18 November to 1 December, 2013||Kasungu District, Nkhotakota, Ntchisi, Salima|
|Phase nine||5 to 18 December 2013||Chitipa, Karonga, Rumphi, Mzuzu City|
|Phase ten||22 December 2013 to 4 January 2014||Nkhata Bay, Mzimba, Likoma|