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Commissioner mobilizes chiefs in Kasungu

Written by  Erah Pinifolo - MEC Stringer

As the 2019 tripartite elections draw closer, the Malawi Electoral Commission-MEC has intensified voter civic education ahead of the polls.

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The commission is now currently conducting meetings aimed at sensitizing chiefs on the importance of voter registration ahead of the exercise which is expected to start on 26 June.


Speaking when he presided over a voter civic education meeting in Kasungu on Monday, MEC Commissioner Dr Moffat Banda called upon chiefs in the district to encourage their subjects to go en masse to register when the exercise commences.


Commissioner Banda who is also MEC’s Chairperson of the Media and Civic Education Committee urged the chiefs to be non-partisan when discharging their duties.

 

He observed that chiefs play a crucial role in elections hence the need to sensitize them ahead of exercise.

 

According to Dr Moffat Banda, the commission is targeting over 9 million registered voters countywide in readiness for the polls.

 

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

 

The first phase of the voter registration exercise which is expected to be conducted in 8 phases will start in Kasungu, Salima and Dedza districts.

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