National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) Trust has rolled out voter registration campaign in Phalombe North to contribute to a successful by-election in the constituency.
Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is holding by-elections in five constituencies and one ward following court rulings that annulled four May 21 parliamentary election results and the death of Karonga Central legislator and a Makhuwira South ward councillor in Chikwawa.
In an interview on Sunday after rolling out the campaign, Phalombe Nice civic education officer James Chimpeni said they want to improve voter turnout during the election day.
He said: “Successful and credible elections begin with successful voter registration.
“There is need for civic educators to assume roles that persuade people to embark on the exercise.”
Chimpeni said they are engaged in door-to-door campaign, using chiefs and religious leaders, distributing leaflets and loud-hailing to reach out to everyone.
A volunteer, Mphatso Chikwatu, pledged to intensify efforts, saying they want to ensure that every one is reached with voter registration messages.
The registration exercise runs from September 14 to 27.
The constituencies where by-elections will be held are Mangochi North East, Mangochi West, Phalombe North, Karonga Central, Lilongwe North West and Makhuwira South Ward in Chikwawa East.