ECN sets 09 July as the date for the Otjiwarongo Constituency by-election

OTJIWARONGO: The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has set 09 July as the date for the Otjiwarongo Constituency by-election.

ECN Director Dr Paul Isaak told Nampa in an interview yesterday the commission decided on 09 July 2015 as the date eligible voters in the Otjiwarongo Constituency will cast their votes to elect a regional councillor of their choice.

He said the four-day supplementary voter registration for the constituency that kicked off on Tuesday morning was a success.

He said that by Friday midday, about 243 eligible voters in total had obtained their new voters’ cards.

Isaak could by Friday still not say how many political parties will contest the Otjiwarongo Constituency by-election.

The supplementary voter registration was necessitated by the appointment of former Otjiwarongo Constituency regional councillor, Otto Ipinge to the position of Otjozondjupa Regional Governor.