The Malawi Electoral Commission is informing the public it has registered 875,138 people in phase two of the voter registration exercise. This total represents 83 percent of the projected number for the phase which was 1,048,080 registrants.
The total number of registered voters is also 97 percent of the registration figure for 2014 Tripartite Elections which was 904,567 voters.
Phase two of voter registration covered Dowa, Nkhotakota, Mchinji and Ntchisi districts. The summary for the phase according to councils is as follows:
|Phase Two Voter Registration figures summary|
|District||2014 registration figures||2018 projected figures||2018 registered voters||% voter registration to 2014||% voter registration to 2018 projections|
|PHASE 2 TOTALS||904,567||1,048,080||462,925||411,706||875,138||97||83|
Of all the registered voters for phase 2, a total of 462,925 are women while 411,706 are men. Detailed registration figures for each centre, ward and constituency have been uploaded on MEC website www.mec.org.mw.
The Commission is urging stakeholders to exercise caution with the statistics because they are based on preliminary information captured during field operations and might change during computerization exercises.
Signed this 30th day of July, 2018
Chief Elections Officer