About 15 760 people are participating in a by-election for a councilor in MatenjeWard, Kasungu North West Constituency.
Candidates for governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Mbakuwaku Movement for Development (MMD) and independents are participating in the polls.
UTM Party pulled out of the voting recently, although its candidates standing as independent.
Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) opend polling in the 26 streams in the Ward at 6AM and voting is expected to close at 6PM as per the country’s electoral laws.
Voting in Matenje Ward was supposed to take place simultaneously with that of parliamentarian for Lilongwe South Constituency. However, MEC postponed the by-election in the constituency due to political violence during campaign