Written by Richard Kayenda

Sangwani Mwafulirwa
Sangwani Mwafulirwa: Director of Media and Public Relations at Malawi Electoral Commission

Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec) has announced that it will open all the centres in the country for voter verification exercise from Wednesday 10 June to Thursday 11 June, 2020, for all the registered voters to go and verify their names ahead of the fresh presidential election slated to take place before July 3, this year.

Making the announcement on Monday, Director of Media and Communication at Mec, Sangwani Mwafulirwa, said the commission is putting everything in place while it awaits Parliament to fix a date for the poll.

Mwafulirwa further said the exercise will start at 8 o’clock in the morning and finish at 4 o’clock on both days. He also said voters can equally verify their names by simply using their phone and dial *720#; then follow subsequent instructions on both TNM and Airtel networks.

However, Mwafulirwa stressed that the commission will not allow voter transfers or replacement of voter certificates during this period as such an exercise already took place earlier last month.

Meanwhile, the commission has urged all political party leaders to sensitise their followers to do the needful as this is their right as enshrined in the Republican constitution.

Malawi is expected to hold a fresh presidential election in a month’s time, following the Constitutional Court ruling on February 3 this year.

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