BT geared up for voter registration

BT geared up for voter registration


By George Banda - MEC Stringer


Authorities in Blantyre say the district is geared up to register high turnout in the ongoing voter registration exercise for the 2019 general elections.

Registrants in Blantyre will be accorded chance to put their names on the voters list when the fourth phase of the registration process runs over a two week period beginning from August the Sixteenth.    

Blantyre District Commissioner Benet Nkasala has told Newsline, the district has developed strategies to ensure the exercise is a success.

Nkasala said in partnership with the National Initiative for Civic Education—NICE TRUST, the district’s information office has intensified publicity for the exercise ahead of the May 2019 polls.

During a District Elections Supervisory Team meeting in Blantyre, it was also revealed the country’s electoral body has increased the number of registration centers from One Hundred and Seventy-Nine to One Hundred and Ninety-Six to enable more people to participate exercise.

The third phase kick-started on 30 July and is expected to end on 12 August in Lilongwe.  

In an earlier interview with Newsline, MEC Chairperson Dr Jane Ansah said some of challenges encountered in previous exercises have been rectified.

Dr Ansah, however, said some technical glitches still remain as the electoral body is using some aged equipment.



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