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Mec hands over poll materials to Parliament

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Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec) Tuesday started handing over to Parliament materials used in the court-sanctioned June 23 presidential election.

Section 119 of the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections Act mandates the Clerk of Parliament to safely store the used election materials for a period of 12 months after the poll.

Mec Chairperson Chifundo Kachale said the materials include summary of results, record books and ballot papers.

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“I am grateful to the personnel available to discharge this work. I appreciate your presence and all the effort invested in ensuring this process takes place,” Kachale said.

Deputy Clerk of Parliament responsible for Corporate Services, Chikondi Kachinjika, said parliament was committed to discharging its statutory duty religiously.

“We are supposed to give official record of election, voters register, ballot papers and all records relating to each constituency as well. We will keep the materials for a period of 12 months after which we are able to destroy them,” Kachinjika said.

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The exercise is being conducted under the watch of the Malawi Defence Force, the Malawi Police Service as well as officials from Mec and Parliament.

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