Election material arrive in Omusati and Oshana regions

WINDHOEK: The election materials for all polling stations in Omusati and Oshana regions have arrived well in the regions.

Speaking to Nampa on Sunday, Omusati Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) Regional Cordinator Leonard Ndazapo said all the necessary materials have arrived in the region on Saturday.

“We have received Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for all polling stations, however, we a still waiting to receive all the non-sensitive materials such as tables, chairs, booths and generators,” he said.

Ndazapo said the region is currently busy training all the polling officials, political party agencies and law enforcement agencies on their responsibility during the upcoming elections.

He said the training has started on 19 and expected to conclude on 25 November

He said the region has over 1 500 polling officials and 235 polling stations with the population of 135 693 registered voters of which 82 541 are women while 53 152 are men.

The region has 176 fixed polling stations and 59 mobile stations with 12 constituencies.

Oshana ECN Regional Cordinator Julius Shongolo told Nampa that the over 1000 polling officials, political party agencies and members of the law enforcement agencies are undergoing training on their responsibilities during the elections.

Shongolo said the training is done at five centres in the region such as Oshakati, two in Ongewdiva and two in Ondangwa area.

“These people are trained oh how to use the EVMs, responsibilities of the returning officers, political party agencies and police officers,” he said.

Shongolo said his region has over 1 054 polling officials and 174 polling stations of which 139 are fixed polling stations and 35 mobile polling stations with 11 constituencies.

He said some of the polling stations will have allocation of six polling officials while some will have eight polling stations due to the number of eligible voters surrounding the polling stations.

Oshana region has the total number of 104 218 eligible voters of which 60 394 are women and 43 824 are men.

The total number of 1 241 194 voters has registered for the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections which scheduled to take place on 28 November 2014.

(edited)OUTAPI: Election officials in the Omusati and Oshana said they have received all the important election material needed to conduct the National Assembly and Presidential elections successfully this Friday.

Speaking to Nampa on Sunday, the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) Regional Coordinator for Omusati Leonard Ndazapo said all the necessary materials have arrived in the region on Saturday.

“We have received Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for all the polling stations. However, we are still waiting to receive all the non-sensitive material such as tables, chairs, booths and generators,” he said.

Ndazapo said the Omusati Region is currently busy training all the polling officials, political party agents and law enforcement agencies on their responsibility during the upcoming elections.

He said the training started last week Wednesday, and expected to conclude on 25 November.

The Omusati Region has over 1 500 polling officials and 235 polling stations, with a population of 135 693 registered voters of which 82 541 are women while 53 152 are men.

The region has 176 fixed polling stations and 59 mobile stations with 12 constituencies.

Oshana’s ECN Regional Co-ordinator Julius Shongolo told Nampa that more than 1 000 polling officials, political party agencies and members of law enforcement agencies are currently undergoing training on their responsibilities during the upcoming elections.

Shongolo said the training is being conducted at five centres in the region – at Oshakati, two centres in Ongwediva and two others in the Ondangwa area.

“These people are trained on how to use the EVMs, responsibilities of the Returning Officers, political party agents and police officers,” he said.

Shongolo said his region has over 1 054 polling officials and 174 polling stations of which 139 are fixed polling stations and 35 mobile polling stations with 11 constituencies.

He said some of the polling stations will have an allocation of six polling officials, while others will have eight polling stations due to the number of eligible voters surrounding the polling stations.

Oshana Region has 104 218 eligible voters, of which 60 394 are women and 43 824 are men.

A total of 1 241 194 voters have registered for the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections, which are scheduled to take place on 28 November 2014.

SOURCE: NAMPA