ECN Extends Objection Period

FOLLOWING requests from several political parties and members of society, the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has extended the period in which the voters’ register will be on display for inspection purposes.

The voters’ roll has been on display at designated places countrywide since 3 April 2014 until yesterday.

Acting director of elections Theo Mujoro said the period given was too short and it did not provide enough time for inspection of the voters’ register.

Mujoro said the ECN held an extra-ordinary meeting yesterday and resolved to extend the period for display and objections.

“We wish to inform all stakeholders and registered voters that the objection period will now end on 30 April 2014,” said Mujoro.

He said the display is provided for in the electoral law to afford opportunity for people to ascertain their details or lodge any objections against any voter whom they believe would have been unlawfully registered.

“For instance, if the voter is not qualified, not entitled according to the provisions Act section 13 or when they have not complied with the requirements in relations to residence,” said Mujoro.

Source : The Namibian