Monday, 30 December 2013

End of the voter registration drive for the 2014 Tripartite Elections

PUBLIC NOTICE
MEC Chief Elections Officer, Mr Willie Kalonga

The Malawi Electoral Commission is informing the public that registration for the 2014 Tripartite Elections ended on December 18, 2013 at the end of phase 9 of the voter registration drive.
During the exercise, the Commission registered a total 7,537,548 voters nationwide.  This represents 94.10 percent of the projected total for the exercise which was 8,009,734 registrants. The total registered is also 16 percent above the 6,500,759 voters in 2010.

Of the total registered voters, 3,481,365 are men representing 46.19 percent while 4,056,183 are women representing 53.81 percent.

Registration started on July 22, 2013 and covered nine phases of 14 days each. The summary of the registered voters according to districts/councils is as follows:

COUNCIL
ACTUAL VOTERS REGISTERED FOR 2014 TRIPARTITE ELECTIONS
PROJECTED FIGURES FOR 2014
% VOTER REGISTRATION TO TOTAL PROJECTION
MALE
FEMALE
TOTAL
Chitipa  
48,028
57,473
105,501
119,550
88.25
Karonga  
74,511
86,235
160,746
172,579
93.14
Rumphi  
53,083
55,277
108,360
122,941
88.14
Nkhatabay  
62,202
66,864
129,066
135,933
94.95
Likoma  
3,351
3,491
6,842
6,672
103
Mzuzu City
48,015
47,642
95,657
89,204
107.23
Mzimba
(M’mbelwa)
200,029
232,981
433,010
487,221
88.87
 Northern Region Total
489,219
549,963
1,039,182
1,134,100
91.63
Kasungu District
170,124
173,915
344039
383,137
89.80
Kasungu Municipality
16,036
15,340
31,376
30,194
103.91
Nkhotakota  
85,420
92,568
177,988
188,673
94.34
Ntchisi  
63,071
68,465
131,536
140,664
93.51
Dowa  
156,006
170,133
326,139
342,683
95.17
Salima  
82,343
102,122
184,465
197,414
93.44
Mchinji  
130,899
139,248
270,147
289,568
93.29
Lilongwe District  
307,713
363,799
671,512
706,837
95.00
Lilongwe City  
218,439
198,363
416,802
371,778
112.11
Dedza   
148,654
197,041
345,695
360,663
95.85
Ntcheu
116,290
148,693
264,983
277,658
95.44
Central Region Total
1,494,995
1,669,687
3,164,682
3,289,270
96.21
Mangochi District
181,491
245,381
426,872
452,502
94.34
 Mangochi Town Council
12,145
13,194
25,339
27,547
91.99
  Balaka
81,249
105,429
186,678
202,268
92.29
  Machinga
115,655
155749
271,404
305,000
88.99
  Zomba District
140756
176705
317461
346,393
91.65
  Zomba City Council
27611
25175
52786
56,219
93.89
  Chiradzulu
73,558
95,405
168,963
179,396
94.18
Blantyre Rural  
98,740
116,054
214,794
239,298
89.76
Blantyre City  
195,326
177,028
372,354
401,820
92.67
Mwanza   
23,983
30,690
54,673
53,414
102.36
Neno  
28,529
33,567
62,096
61,082
101.66
Thyolo   
135,521
177,324
312,845
340,109
91.98
       Luchenza Municipality Council      
4,925
4,721
9,646
12,628
76.39
  Phalombe
78,855
101,124
179,979
190,696
94.38
Mulanje   
129,501
176,795
306,296
320,261
95.64
  Chikhwawa
113,680
131,182
244,862
260,256
94.09
  Nsanje
55,626
71,010
126,636
139435
90.82
   Southern Region Total
1,497,151
1,836,533
3,333,684
3,588,322
92.90
National Grand Total 
3,481,365
4,056,183
7,537,548
8,009,734
94.10
The Commission is also informing the public that 775,564 voters were registered in phase 9 representing 94.10 percent of the total projected 824,912. The total registered for phase 9 is also 115.95 percent of 669,505 voters registered in 2010. Phase 9 covered Nkhotakota and Salima districts, Mzuzu City, Mzimba South, Mzimba Solola, Kasungu North, Kasungu North-West, Kasungu South and Kasungu South-East constituencies and the total registered voters according to councils is as follows:
Council
2013 registered voters
2010 registered voters
% voter registration to 2010 registration
Projected registrants for 2013
% voter registration to 2013 projection
Mzuzu City
95,657
72,399
132.12
89,204
107.23
Mzimba
(M’mbelwa)
107,389
96,250
111.57
118,592
90.55
Kasungu district
178,689
162,999
109.63
200,835
88.97
Kasungu municipality
31,376
24,506
128.03
30,194
103.91
Nkhotakota
177,988
153,128
116.23
188,673
94.34
Salima
184,465
160,233
115.13
197,414
93.44

Detailed registration figures for each centre, ward and constituency for the entire registration exercise 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.

The Commission wishes to thank: all persons who presented themselves for voter registration, civil society organizations who mobilized people to register, traditional leaders for their active participation in motivating people to register, political parties that mobilized people to register and all registration staff (District Elections Supervisory Teams, Quality Control Managers, Camera Operators, Supervisors and Clerks). Their participation contributed to make the exercise a success.
Signed this 30th day of December, 2013


Willie Kalonga
Chief Elections Officer

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