Khomas Region will use 504 EVMs for elections today

WINDHOEK: The Khomas Region will use 504 electronic voting machines (EVMs) for the elections today.

Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) coordinator for Khomas, Hendrik van Wyk said the commission has set aside another 40 machines which will be given to returning officers at each polling station as standby machines.

The Khomas Region consists of 10 constituencies.

It has 141 fixed polling stations, 20 mobile teams and 10 verification centres.

A total of 231 516 people have registered as voters in this region.

A total of 1 241 194 Namibians registered to vote in the Presidential and National Assembly elections today.

These elections are conducted in the country every five years.

WINDHOEK; Twenty-nine individuals from various European countries will observe the Presidential and National Assembly elections today.

They occupy various diplomatic positions in Namibia, and make up the European Union (EU) Diplomatic Watch for the 2014 Namibian elections.

One of the delegates is the European External Action Service (EEAS) Desk Officer for Namibia, Massimo Pronio.

A statement by the EU Delegation in Namibia earlier this week said Pronio’s visit forms part of the EU’s goal to strengthen bilateral political relations with Namibia and to reinforce cooperation.

The other delegates include the Head of the EU Delegation in Namibia Raul Fuentes Milani, British High Commissioner Marianne Young, Embassy of Finland’s Head of Mission Anne Saloranta, Ambassador of France Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni, German Ambassador Onno Huckmann, Ambassador of Spain Carmen Diez Orejas, and Ambassador of Portugal Dr Helena Alexandra Andrade Furtado de Paiva.