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NEWS - NATIONAL | 2014-06-23Print this page
ECN removes 43 000 names from voters’ roll
By Ndanki Kahiurika
THE Electoral Commission of Namibia has deleted more than 43 000 names from the local authorities voters’ roll, after it was discovered that some people had died, or appeared twice while others did not have proper documentation.
This was revealed by the commission’s chairperson, Notemba Tjipueja, who said last week those taken off because they did not have proper documents will be notified in due course.

The discrepancies were unearthed during the Provisional Voter Register objection period, which started on 1 April and ended early this month.

Tjipueja said of the 43 141 names removed, 692 belong to dead voters while 42 449 others will have to re-register during the supplementary registration period before the Presidential and National Assembly elections if they produce proper documentation.

She also said the removal of names reduced the number of eligible local authority voters from 407 138 to 363 997.

The chairperson also said the ECN had corrected 4 484 wrongly spelt names, rectified gender and identification numbers, while 470 names, gender and ID numbers were transferred between constituencies to clean up the Provisional Voters Register.

“A total number of 1 921 names had to be removed whereas 938 names were added manually to the list of registered voters. This brings the number of registered voters from 1 162 366 to 1 161 383,” said Tjipueja.

She said 1 743 duplicates were removed and 382 names were marked for further investigation, while 178 names of the deceased were removed from the national voters register.

According to Tjipueja, the voter registration system was also checked against the manual paper based system for any possible omissions or errors that could have occurred during the transfer of data.

All People’s Party president Ignatius Shixuamweni yesterday said the errors were expected because of the amount of hiccups experienced with the voter registration kit during the registration exercise.

“When my family and I went to register, the voters kit proved problematic and even then, I warned the ECN that all kits be connected to the main server so that fewer errors could be recorded,” said Shixuameni.

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  • Dear kaPundu People who die after having been registered are removed from the list. I do not think we need to explain to you that these people should stay on the list. Freedom - There is no need to consult when taking off voters that have registered twice - that is the law. As for the removal from the Local Authority register (which is where the removals of 43,000 were - these voters will need to re-register in any case next year and we wish to inform them of the need for better documentation Aluta - I challenge you to use your intellect and not your nose. All information is transparent and available at the ECN for inspection No dead people could provide a fingerprint - so they obviously registered while alive - and died since - Milton Louw | 2014-06-24 12:32:00 || Comment id: 42501
  • Land of the deadwalkers.Finally the departed ones also appear on the voters list? ECN , you owe me an explanation - kaPandu | 2014-06-23 18:54:00 || Comment id: 42402
  • Land of the deadwalkers.Finally the departed ones also appear on the voters list? ECN , you owe me an explanation - kaPandu | 2014-06-23 18:49:00 || Comment id: 42401
  • On what basis has the Electoral Commission consult or collaborate with all the opposition parties before the decision was made to remove all these names from the voter's list ? Too many "mistakes" in the past by the ECN make us be somewhat suspicious. - Freedom Fighter | 2014-06-23 15:39:00 || Comment id: 42381
  • yeah how can a dead person register?but who said they were swapo?don't always jump the gun. - kondja | 2014-06-23 13:52:00 || Comment id: 42369
  • How can a dead person register itself ;O) - KATJA | 2014-06-23 12:25:00 || Comment id: 42348
  • Swapo has ever denied this claims by the opposition parties , now what is that ? - Horst | 2014-06-23 08:39:00 || Comment id: 42282
  • I smell a maarsbanker or a kashushu here. - Aluta | 2014-06-23 08:30:00 || Comment id: 42278
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