Malawi Electoral Commission advises voter registration supervisors to be non partisan

As voter registration for 2019 tripartite elections begins on Tuesday Malawi Electoral Commission has advised supervisors of the registration exercise to be non partisan.

Commissioner Elvey Kalonga Mtafu made the advice during the training of the supervisors on the new voter registration process in Kasungu district.

“I urge you to ensure that all equipment is available for the registration exercise,” Mtafu said

The supervisors complained of a number of issues such as turn up of people during registration.

Meanwhile, Officer in Charge of Matchaya Prison in Kasungu, Superintendent Kalirani J.C Mwale has said establishment of a centre at the prison for 2019 tripartite elections is a good development.

Mwale says “previously the prison was treated as a sub-center and the new development is due to increase in the number of inmates.”

He said the development is very important for security as inmates will not be going out to vote.

For the first time in history of Malawi the commission is expected to use a Biometric voter registration system ahead of 2019 tripartite elections.

The first phase of the voter registration exercise is expected to start in Kasungu, Salima and Dedza districts.

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