The Malawi Electoral Cycle Support Project​

Flag of Malawi


The Malawi Electoral Cycle Support Project (MECS) aims to support the operational and administrative capacities of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to organize elections.

The project also aims to ensure women are provided equal opportunities to participate in the electoral process, and provides support to political parties on campaigning around national issues and the genuine and strategic integration of youth and women wings into their party structures.


Million Malawians captured on the civil register who are over 16 at the time of voter registration through national biometric cards


(over) Women aspirants – at all levels – to be supported through capacity building and monitoring of any violence against them in the run up to the 2019 tripartite elections


Polling stations to be organized in time for opening on 21 May 2019


Upcoming tripartite elections

Where we work

Our objectives

  • The MEC is trusted as an impartial entity with the capacity to credibly administer and manage elections in accordance with its national and international obligations.
  • Women’s political empowerment throughout the electoral cycle is strengthened.
  • The Centre for Multiparty Democracy will be capacitated to improve the ability of political parties to contribute to orderly elections and to campaign around essential national issues.