Malawi Electoral Commission vets ballot papers

Malawian Electoral Commission warns election candidates about presenting false information. Photo : Malawi Electoral Commission

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is vetting papers papers presented by the candidates set to participate in the upcoming tripartite elections set for 21 May, Malawi24 reported.

The MEC Chairperson, Justice Jane Ansah, recently disclosed that they are vetting ballot papers of various parliamentary and local government contestants.

“We will treat all complaints seriously and if the candidate is found out to have been presented inaccurate information that person will be penalised,” she said.

“Our commission is open to receiving complaints and information from the public that might help to prove if any of the approved candidates presented inaccurate information, adding that the commission will investigate to establish if presented information is correct.

“If the person lied about his or her Nationality or the criminal record among other things that person will be penalised,” said Ansah.

She further cautioned that action would also be taken against those who will lodge a complaint out of spite.

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