Total registered voters for 10 November By-election 

The Commission registered a total of 2,756 new voters in the three by-elections areas of which 1,517 are female and 1,262 are male. This brings to 93,534 the total number of registered voters.

The Malawi Electoral Commission is informing the general public that the registration and voter verification exercises for Karonga Central Constituency, Lilongwe North West Constituency and Makhwira Ward were conducted successfully from September 14 to 27, 2020. 

The Commission registered a total of 2,756 new voters in the three by-elections areas of which 1,517 are female and 1,262 are male. This brings to 93,534 the total number of registered voters for the 10 November by-election. The summary of the registration figures according to ward and constituencies is as follows:

Ward/Constituency

New registered voters

2019 voters

Total 2020 voters

Male

Female

Total

Karonga Central 

560

636

1,196

14,984

16,180

Lilongwe North West

573

758

1,331

55,244

56,575

Makhwira South Ward

106

123

229

20,550

20,779

Total

1,239

1,517

2,756

90,778

93,534

The general public is further informed that, during the voter register compilation exercise, the Commission has quarantined 53 of the new registrants (23 males and 30 females) in Lilongwe North West Constituency. This is because the National Registration Bureau (NRB) quarantined these registrants on suspicion that they were minors. No new registrants have been quarantined in Karonga Central Constituency and Makhwira South ward. 

The quarantined names, although they were registered by MEC and were issued a voter certificate, will not vote on 10 November, 2020. Their names have not been added to the voters’ register and will appear in the Exceptions Report, appended to the voters’ register. The Exceptions Report bears the details of the quarantined names including photographs. The centres affected are as follows:

NO

NAME OF CENTRE

NO.     OF      VOTERS

QUARANTINED

1.  

Majiga School

1

2.  

Tonde School

3

3.  

Kalama School

1

4.  

Buwa School

1

5.  

Mbewa School

3

6.  

Malembo School

1

7.  

Mpondamwala School

4

8.  

Mwakhundi School

2

9.  

Chimimba School

33

10.

Dzuwa School

1

11.

Zokoto School

1

12.

Chilowa School

2

 Total 

53

The Commission is appreciative to all stakeholders that worked with it in reaching out to the people urging them to go and register or verify their registration details. 

Should there be any need for clarification on this statement, contact

MEC Director for Media and Public Relations, Mr Sangwani

Mwafulirwa on 0 999 274 304

Signed this 8th day of November, 2020

Sam Alfandika

Chief Elections Officer

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