Voter registration first phase ends in Malawi

As the first phase of voter registration ends today UN Resident Coordinator in Malawi, Miss Maria Jose Torres has expressed concern over the number of women in the first phase of voter registration in Kasungu, Dedza and Salima districts.

Torres expressed the worry in Kasungu during a monitoring visit to some voter registration centers.

She said there is need for more voter civic education.

However, Torres said was impressed with how Malawi government has invested in voter registration in readiness for 2019 tripartite elections.

“Biometric voter registration system is effective hence it will enable a lot of people to register,” Torres said.

In her remarks MEC Chairperson Justice Dr Jane Ansah said the commission is still conducting voter civic education despite the commencement of the registration exercise.

Justice Ansah therefore called upon all political parties in the country to help the commission in civic educating the masses on the importance of the exercise.

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