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Supplementary voter registration ends in a few hours

Supplementary voter registration ends in a few hours

Video: Prospective voters waiting to be processed at an Electoral Commission of Namibia Registration point in Walvis Bay. – Footage: Niël Terblanché

Niël Terblanché
ONLY a few hours remain for prospective voters to register at the various points across the country to take part in the Presidential and National Assembly elections slated for November this year.
The process will allow eligible voters to be included on the voters’ roll, and to be issued with a voters’ card to enable them to exercise their right to vote in the November elections.
A person is eligible to register when he or she is 18 or older and is a holder a valid Namibian identity card or passport.
To register to vote in any election, prospective voters must take along their National Identification Card or Namibian passport for positive identification purposes.
Alternatively, prospective voters can take one person who is a registered voter in that particular local authority area to make a statement under oath and to vouch that the prospective voter has lived in the area for 12 consecutive months.
At the start of the campaign the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) indicated that it will be targeting young people who turned 18 between 2015 and 2019. The institution is aiming for a target of 1, 5 million voters on the national register.
The ECN started its campaign to register up to 300 000 new people for the upcoming elections on 8 July. The current registration process is scheduled to end at 19:00 tonight
Registration points are published by region on the ECN’s social media pages along with any other additional information regarding the registration process.

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