Voting in Malawi got off to a chaotic start this morning due to lack of materials such as the voters’ roll, ballot papers, ink, pens, and ballot boxes. This resulted in many polling centres opening late. There have also been reports of rioting, burning of some polling stations and destruction of polling materials by frustrated voters. Several polling stations had not opened by noon. The capacity of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to manage the logistics had always been an area of concern.
The MEC was frantically printing the final v