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Omaheke records lowest voter registration

Omaheke records lowest voter registration

Eba Kandovazu

THE Omaheke region has the lowest number of registered voters, the Electoral Commission of Namibia (EVC) has reported.


Omaheke is currently standing at 44 502 registered voters out of a total 1 358 468 registered voters.


Omaheke is followed by the Zambezi region, which recorded 45 303 and the Hardap region with 48 547. 


The three regions with the highest registered voters are Khomas (257 559), Ohangwena (146 452) and Omusati (146 256). 

ELECTIONS GRAPH: Registered voters by Generation

Of the total 1 358 468 people voting this year, 717 809 are females and 640 659 are male voters. Born frees (people born 1990 onwards make up 403 106) and the people born 2000 onwards make up a total 8 623 of registered voters.


In the supplementary registration of voters between 8 and 27 July this year, a primary figure of 271 193 eligible voters was captured. This included Namibians who registered abroad at Namibian diplomatic Missions.  


“Of these, 123 448 were new applicants and 147 745 were voters making corrections to their details. The Preparation of the final voters’ register required the execution of several integrity checks which included the Automatic Fingerprints Identification System matching to remove duplicate entries plus manual adjudications in the case of similar fingerprints, as well as removal of deceased persons,” ECN’s Chief Electoral and Referenda, Theo Mujoro said.

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