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Presidential and National Assembly elections on schedule

Presidential and National Assembly elections on schedule

Staff Reporter

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has said that no objections were recorded during the inspection of the provisional voters register during the period of 2 and 6 September.
Chief of Electoral Officer, Theo Mujoro, said the voters register was displayed for inspection at 280 designated venues countrywide and at Namibia’s foreign mission abroad to provide registered political parties, political organisations and registered voters the opportunity to inspect and object against the inclusion of the name of any persons on the provisional register that is not entitled or so qualified to be registered as a voter.

FINAL HURDLE : Theo Mujoro

Mujoro said that the ECN is currently busy with the execution of the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to remove duplicate entries, as well as conduct manual adjucations and the removal of deceased persons from the registered.
“This process is necessary in order to ensure the publication of a credible voter’s register. The notice announcing the availability of the final voter’s register will be published in the government gazette on 6 November,” stated Mujoro.
The period of submission of nominations of candidate for the 2019 presidential elections and member of the National Assembly will commence from 1 to 18 October 2019.
18 October 2019 has been determined as the date the Commission receives the submission of nominations of political party candidates for the election to the Office of the President and members of the National Assembly at a sitting by the Commission.
On 13 November 2019, voting will take place at Namibia’s Foreign Missions abroad, as well as voting of sea going personnel. The Namibian Defence Force (NDF) and the Namibian Police security personnel who will be performing electoral duties on 27 November will also cast their votes on 13 November 2019.
Mujoro lastly noted that the election day for the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly has been determined in terms of Section 64 (3) (b) of the Electoral Act and will take place on 27 November.
“The ECN is currently busy with other logistical preparations in a number of areas, including the selection and recruitment of additional polling officials, identification and confirmation of polling venues, establishment of Constituency Collation Centres, reviewing and preparing logistics for the training programmes of polling officials, working out transport logistics and preparing equipment and materials to be used during the forthcoming elections,” he said.

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