THE Khomas region registered the most number of eligible voters in-country during the Supplementary Registration of Voters (SRV) exercise that concluded on 27 July, the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) today announced.
With a total 55,570 voters registered from 8 until 27 July, the Khomas region is clearly leading the way, followed by the Ohangwena region (32,488), the Omusati region (22,810), the Oshana region (22,742) and the Oshikoto region (19,838).
The Erongo region registered a total 16,971, the Otjozondjupa region (15,168), the Kavango East region (14,852), the //Kharas region (11,217), the Kunene region (11,195), the Kavango West region (9,349), the Zambezi region (9,139), the Omaheke region (7,536) and the Hardarp region (6,955).
The ECN also announced that a total 738 people were registered at designated registration points at diplomatic missions abroad, thereby bringing the total number of registered voters during the entire registration period to 256 564.
“We are currently consolidating the voters’ registration data in terms of the percentage of voters who have turned 18 years since 2015, voters who have changed constituencies and voters applying for duplicate voter cards which will be made available once this process is completed,” said Chairperson of ECN, Notemba Tjipueja.
Tjipueja added that in terms of the Electoral Act, the provisional voters’ register will be prepared and displayed at designated venues countrywide and abroad during the period of 2 to 6 September 2019 for all eligible registered voters and political parties or organisations to inspect the object against the inclusion of the name of any person on the national register that is not entitled or so qualified to be registered as a voter.
“After the conclusion of the object period, the total number of registered voters recorded during the Supplementary Registration of Voters might change following the ruling by the magistrate. Similarly, the total number of registered voters could change after the detection and removal of duplicate records,” she explained.
The Commissioner has also taken note of some of the challenges experienced during the exercise and is reportedly continuously reviewing the electoral processes to improve service delivery.
“The ECN will keep the public abreast of upcoming events in our Election Calendar leading up to the national elections to be held on 27 November 2019,” concluded Tjipueja.