Nation Ready for Next Week’s Polls

Preparations are well aanced for Namibia’s national elections scheduled for next week, according to the electoral commission. The country becomes the first country in Africa to use electronic voting machines (EVMs).

According to the Electoral Commission of Namibia, they “will deploy 2080 teams to the 121 constitutions in the 14 regions of the country to operate 1255 fixed and 2711 mobile polling stations”.

On Friday, November 28, parliamentary and presidential elections will take place with 1,241,194 eligible voters on the final voter’s roll. Namibia has a population of 2.1 million. This will be the first time the country votes in one day as compared to the characteristic two days of their preceding 5 elections. 9 presidential candidates and16 political parties will contest in the elections. There are 96 parliamentary seats for grabs.

The presidency has declared Election Day as a public holiday.

Source : African Elections Project