Seagoing personnel commence voting in Presidential and National Assembly elections

WALVIS BAY: Some seagoing personnel commenced voting in the Presidential and National Assembly elections this morning.

The two polling venues, being the Kuisebmund Community Hall and the Hosiana Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN) parish in Kuisebmund, opened exactly at 07h00, and will close at 21h00.

The counting of votes will commence shortly afterwards, while the results will be displayed outside the polling venues and be forwarded to the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN)’s head office in Windhoek.

Namibians living abroad are also voting today.

The rest of the Namibian citizens will vote on 28 November.

Speaking to Nampa at the ELCIN Church, the ECN’s returning officer for Walvis Bay Urban, Stephanus Namwandi said more than 25 fishing companies submitted the names of their employees eligible for voting.

About 2 900 seagoing employees are expected to cast their votes at these two venues.

By 10h00 today, a long queue was visible at the community hall, compared to the queue at the ELCIN Church.