The Malawi Electoral Commission has today started
handing over to Parliament of Malawi used election
materials from the Fresh Presidential Election held
on 23rd June, 2020.
Section 119 of the Parliamentary and Presidential
Elections Act mandates the Clerk of Parliament to
safely store used election materials for a period of
12 months after the election.
In his remarks marking the start of the exercise,
MEC Chairperson, Justice Dr. Chifundo Kachale said
the ballot materials includes summary of results,
record books and ballot papers.
“I am grateful for the personnel available to
discharge this work. I appreciate your presence and
for all the effort invested in ensuring this process
takes place,” the Chairperson said.
The Deputy Clerk of Parliament (Corporate Services)
Mr. Chikondi Kachinjika said Parliament was
committed to discharging its statutory duty
The exercise is being conducted under the watchful
eye of Malawi Defense Force, Malawi Police Service
as well as officials from Malawi Electoral Commission and Parliament of Malawi.
MEC last year there was controversy by the then MEC led by Dr Jane Ansah when it failed to submit the used ballot boxes and other Electoral materials to parliament as per constitutional requirement.