ECN’s supplementary registration of voters for by-election starts at slow pace

OHANGWENA: The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN)’s supplementary registration of voters for the Ohangwena Constituency by-election started at a slow pace yesterday.

The ECN registration supervisor in the constituency, Lysias Haiduwa, told Nampa in an interview the registration point with the highest turnout registered only 20 people.

He said the low turnout could be a result of people already registering during the countrywide general registration of voters’ (GRV) that was concluded a few months ago.

According to Haiduwa, those who seek registration in the Ohangwena Constituency are mostly young people who have turned 18 years after the GRV.

ECN officials who are in charge of the Oukwanyama Traditional Authority registration point also told this news agency on Monday that they only managed to register some 20 people.

The ECN has 85 registration officials divided into 17 teams that are manning 33 registration points throughout the Ohangwena Constituency.

The registration process is set to run until 13 June, while the ECN has provisionally set 05 August as the date for the Ohangwena Constituency by-election.