Malawi Government Gazette dated 2016-09-23 number 43

(Published by Authority)
3 355: Vol. LI No. 431 Zomba, 23rd September, 2016

Registered at the G.P.O. as a Newspaper Price: K500.00

CONTENTS Page 3. That the Commission has appointed 17th October, 2016 as the day
on which the Constituency and Ward Returning Officers shall receive
Malawi Electoral Commission—Notices of By-Elections Order 199-200
nomination papers from candidates wishing to stand for the office of the
Member of National Assembly and Local Council from 8.00 a.m. to 4.00
p.m. at the following places:
(a) Kamwendo TDC for Mchinji West constituency
General Notice No. 74
(A) Kaliyeka School for Kaliyeka ward
(c) Kasungu LEA School for Bunda ward

(</) Dedza Community Hall for Bembeke ward
(e) Sadzi School for Sadzi Ward
(tinder section 36 of the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections
Nomination papers will be made available at the District
Act as read with section 63 1 (b) and (2) of the Constitution of the
Commissioner's office and the Constituency and Ward Returning Officer’s
Republic of Malawi).
offices from 3rd October, 2016. Aspiring candidates in the constituency
and wards and/or their agents may collect the nomination papers on any
(Under section 23 (2) of the Local Government Elections Act) other day from that date so long as they are presented back to the Returning
Officer on 17th October, 2016.
WHEREAS it is provided in the Constitution that the Commission
4. That the commission further orders that fees payable on deposit of
shall organise, conduct and supervise Parliamentary By-Elections and
nomination papers shall be as follows:
Local government By-Elections to fill vacant seats in the National
Assembly and Local Councils; (а) MK200,000 for male candidates and MK 150,000 for female
candidates for Parliamentary Elections.
WHEREAS it is provided under the Parliamentary and Presidential
Elections Act and Local Government elections Act that a voters' register (б) Non-Refundable nomination fees of MK20,000 for male
shall be open for updating; candidates and MK 15,000 for female candidates for Local
Government Elections
WHEREAS it is provided under the Parliamentary and Presidential
Elections Act that the Commission shall appoint the place, date and time 5. That Campaigning in the by elections shall close on 30th October,
for the receipt of nomination papers from candidates by Returning Officers 2016 at 6.00 a.m.
in respect of each constituency and ward;
Declared this 16th day of September, 2016 at Blantyre.
WHEREAS it is provided under the Parliamentary and Presidential
Elections Act and Local Government Elections Act that candidates for the
office of National Assembly shall pay such sum of money as fixed by the
Commission on nomination to be tendered together with nomination Thandi Nkovole
papers; For chief elections officer

WHEREAS it is provided under the Parliamentary and Presidential
Elections Act and Local Government Elections Act that all political parties
and candidates shall have the right to campaign in public in an election and SCHEDULE I
that supporters thereof shall either alone or in common with others enjoy
complete and unhindered freedom of peaceful assembly in campaigning in

NOW THEREFORE, The Commission issues notice for the purposes Constituency Code: 067—Mchinji west
of Parliamentary as well as Local Government By-elections by declaring
as follows: Ward Centre Code Name of Centre
1. That by elections shall be conducted on 1st November, 2016 in the 0155 Mkoma 12066 Ludzi School
following constituency and wards:
12067 Guilleme School
(a) Mchinji West constituency in Mchinji District Council 12068 Mchinji Community Hall
(A) Kaliyeka ward in Lilongwe City Council 12069 Kamwendo School
12070 Kochirira School
(c) Sadzi ward in Zomba City Council
12071 Zulu School
(d) Bembeke ward in Dedza District Council
12072 Mchinji Sec School
(e) Bunda ward in Kasungu Town Municipal Council 12073 Mkumba School

12074 Mzura School
2. That the update of the voters register shall take place from 12th to
16th October, 2016 from 8.00am to 4.00pm on each day in the centres as 12075 Kabira School
outlined in the Schedule 1-5. I 10 Ward Total