The Malawi Electoral Commission is informing the general public that the second phase of registration went on successfully and has registered 711,192 voters against 621,511 who were registered in 2010 in the same areas. This represents a 14.43 percent increase.
All centres closed on August 21, 2013 except six centres in Blantyre City and two in Blantyre District which extended registration to the following morning because they could not process all persons who had presented themselves for registration on the closing day.
The Commission had an intermittent supply of lamination pouches but this did not hamper registration as registration staff were directed to continue with registration and to advise the registrants to collect their certificates when the lamination pouches were in stock. The Commission was able to supply the pouches to the centres which had run out before registration closed and the registrants collected their certificates.
Signed this 25th day of August, 2013
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