ECN in process of securing more vehicles to enable it to conduct Presidential and National Assembly elections

WINDHOEK: The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) is in the process of securing more vehicles to enable it to conduct the Presidential and National Assembly Elections later this month.

Speaking at a media briefing yesterday, ECN Chairperson Notemba Tjipueja announced that the vehicles will be sourced from government and private vehicle dealers.

She said they need about 2800 vehicles and you may agree with me that it is not easy to source these volumes of cars from government. We are however continuing to receive cars from government and we have put in place a mechanism to take care of the required transport needs.

Tjipueja however, could not provide the total number of vehicles in the ECN’s possession and the number of vehicles still needed to meet their target.

Tjipueja told the gathering that the provisional voters register was publicly displayed at designated places across the country from 01 to 03 October for possible objections. This followed the Supplementary Registration of Voters that took place from 08 to 20 September 2014.

Tjipueja announced that no objections were registered.

WINDHOEK: The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has set up a total of 3 966 polling stations across the country for the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

The Chairperson of the ECN Notemba Tjipueja announced at a media briefing yesterday that the ECN will operate 1 255 fixed and 2 711 mobile polling stations across the country for the upcoming general elections.

The ECN will deploy 1 255 fixed teams and 825 mobile teams across the 121 constituencies nationally.

Tjipueja said the ECN has appointed 42 Regional Coordinators and Assistant Coordinators as well as 121 Returning Officers.

The chairperson explained that the ECN will deploy approximately 140 Information Technology (IT) support technicians across the country to provide much-needed technical support in the field.

She added that close to 13 000 ECN officials will be deployed to perform duty at various levels of the electoral operations.

SOURCE: NAMPA