Lilongwe — Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has registered 11.97 per cent increase in the number of registered voters in the fourth phase of registration compared to the same process in the same areas in 2010.
In a press release made available to Malawi News Agency, signed by Chief Elections Officer, Willie Kalonga, the Commission indicated it has registered 891,302 against 796,005 who were registered in 2010.
According to the press statement, the Commission has registered 186,678 people in Balaka compared to 164,162 in 2010 representing a 13.72 per cent increase.
Machinga district registered 271,404 against 247,540 who registered in 2010; indicating a swell of 9.64 per cent.
Zomba district registered 317,461 with 281,135 in 2010, an increase of 12.92 percent and Zomba City registered 51,524 people from 45,628 in 2010 representing a 12.92 percent increase.
Phalombe North and South constituencies had 64,235 against 57,540 in 2010, an increase of 11.64 per cent.
"Out of the 891,302 registrants, 392,530 are men representing 44.04 per cent while 498,772 are women representing 56.96 per cent," read part of the statement.
Registration is currently in the fifth phase covering Mangochi town Council, Mangochi district, Ntcheu District, Dedza North, South and East Constituencies and will end on 11th October, 2013.