ECN announces voters registration points

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has identified 4 297 registration points in 121 constituencies in all 14 regions of the country for the general registration of voters before Namibia’s national elections in November.

This was said on Friday in a media statement by Peter Shaama, the ECN’s chief electoral and referenda officer.

“The registration points were determined based on various factors, such as the population density based on the preliminary population statistics report released by the Namibia Statistics Agency,” Shaama said.

He said a total of 3 849 registration officials will be deployed at voters registration points.

The location of the registration points also takes into account accessibility by the populace, distances between registration points and previous registration data.

“The commission has endeavored to ensure that the registration points are strategically located to reach a wide range of eligible voters. Some registration points will be fixed at certain places for the duration of the registration period, whilst others will be served on a mobile basis,” Shaama said.

Most of the identified registration points are at churches, community halls, schools as well as farms in some regions.

The ECN has further announced that the registration dates cannot be extended, and encouraged all eligible citizens to register within their constituencies from 3 June to 1 August.

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