WHILE assuring the electorate and all observers that the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) is ready to conduct the Presidential and National Assembly elections the electoral body has published a list of all the polling stations to assist voters in casting their ballot.
At the same time ECN chairperson Advocate Notemba Tjipueja said the electoral body is ready and that all logistics are in place to carry out the entire election process on November 27.
Advocate Tjipueja assured election observers and members of the diplomatic community in Namibia that all the necessary legal, strategic and logistics procedures needed to prepare Namibia for the elections have been met.
“The ECN is now in a position to execute the mandate of elections. I also stand to tell you that the special voting exercise went smoothly and there were no incidences of violence,” she said.
The ECN chief also gave assurance the ECN will execute a free, fair and credible vote.
“I call on all members of political parties and independent candidates to go on their campaign trail peacefully and in a manner guided by law,” she said.
The Namibian election is expected to be observed by several observer missions from SADC, African Union, EU and many other regions invited by the ECN.
In the meantime the ECN has published a list of Polling station where Namibian will be able to cast their vote on Wednesday.
In his message to the Namibian Nation The Chief Executive Officer of the Electoral Commission, Theo Mujoro said electorate should make use of the list to see where they would be able to cast their vote.
Mujoro said polling stations will open from 07h00 – 21h00 and added that President Hage Geingob has in terms of section 1 (3) of the Public Holidays Act, 1990 Act No. 26 of 1990 determined that the 27th November 2019 will be a public holiday for the purposes of the general election for the election of the President and members of the National Assembly under the Electoral Act, No. 5 of 2014.
“I would like to mention that all Namibian citizens have the right to take part in peaceful political activities as provided for in the Namibian Constitution. One of the most critical ways that individuals can influence governmental decision-making is through voting. Democracy requires an active citizenry, without public participation, democracy lacks legitimacy” he said.
Mujoro said the ECN would like to assure the electorate and the Namibian public at large of the ECN’s unwavering commitment to the delivery of free, fair, transparent and credible elections in the forthcoming elections.
“I hereby implore all Namibian citizens to take this opportunity to cast their votes at their nearest designated polling stations.
Go Vote, Your Vote Counts,” he concluded.