The National Task Force on Electoral Reforms (NTER) has said all stakeholders wishing to get updates on the progress of the electoral reforms process should contact the Law Commission.
The Task Force has also said those wishing to get information about what it has gathered to date should check the Malawi Electoral Support Network (MESN) website www.mesnmw.org and the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) website www.mec.org.mw for the Electoral Reforms and Recommendations Paper.
To read more on the Statement, click the link below.
The National Task Force on Electoral Reforms was established in October 2014 after post-election review activities and reports of both local and international observers pointed out the need for electoral reforms in Malawi.
The Terms of Reference for the Task Force include:
The members of the Task Force are:
The Task Force is co-chaired by the Malawi Electoral Commission and the Malawi Electoral Support Network. Malawi Electoral Support Network also serves as the secretariat for the Task Force.
So far, the Task Force has held:
1 National Conference on Electoral Reforms
1 Technical Working Group Meeting
1 Expert Reference Group Meeting
1 Consultants’ Retreat to form a Consolidated Issues Paper
13 Task Force Meetings
Engagement Meetings with various elections stakeholders including political parties, traditional and faith leaders, civil society organisations and citizens. There have also been media outreach programmes through the radio, print, social and online media.
Recently, the National Task Force on Electoral Reforms officially handed over its individual reports to the Law Commission to begin a Law Reform Process.
Below is the link to the press statement on the official handover of Individual Reports to the Law Commission:
Please click on the link below to view the Consolidated Issues and Recommendations Paper.
Malawi 2014 Elections: Neither Fair nor Credible
Blantyre, Malawi – Blantyre, Malawi – A new civil society report on Malawi’s 2014 tripartite elections is calling for reforms in the country’s electoral processes and systems including enhancing the independence and technical capacity of the Malawi Election Commission (MEC).
The report titled: “Election Situation Room: Analysis of the 2014 Tripartite Elections in Malawi,” is a summary of findings of the Malawi Election Information Centre (MEIC) an initiative of a coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) with a common interest in collaborating on activities related to the 2014 Malawi tripartite elections, led by the Malawi Electoral Support Network (MESN).