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Supplementary voter registration starts today

Supplementary voter registration starts today

Niël Terblanché
THE Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) will kick off their supplementary voter registration campaign today and aims to register 300 000 new people to take part in this year’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The registration exercise will run from today until 27 July. It allows 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.
The ECN will be targeting young people who turned 18 between 2015 and 2019. If the ECN succeed in their goal to register their target number the country would have 1, 5 million voters on the national register.
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 can take along their Telecom or municipality utility bills to prove that they have lived in that area for 12 consecutive months.
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 within the area for 12 consecutive months.
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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