Election Dates

In terms of Section 36(1) of the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections Act no. 31 of 1993 as amended, the Malawi Electoral Commission wishes to notify the general public that:

  1. A General Election shall be held throught the country
  2. Registration of voters shall be held in Six Staggered Phase for Fourteen days in each phase from 2nd June 2008 to 14th September 2008 to enfranchise all those that will be 18 years and above on 19th May 2009
  3. The Commission shall receive nomination papers from Presidential Candidates on 6th and 7th January 2009 from 9.00am to 4.00pm in Blantyre
  4. Returning Officers shall receive nomination papers from Parliamentary Candidates from 5th to 9th January 2009 between 8.00am and 4.00pm in Electoral Offices to be established in their respective Constituencies
  5. The Voters' roll shall be open for inspection from 30th March 2009 to 3rd April 2009 in all the centres throught the country
  6. Polling shall take place on 19th May 2009 from 6.00am to 6.00pm in all stations to be established in all the centres in the country