670,000 NEW VOTERS RESGISTERED IN NAMIBIA

WINDHOEK, Feb 14 — More than 670,000 eligible voters were registered at various registration points throughout Namibia between Jan 15 and Feb 8, 2014 ahead of the 2014 presidential and National Assembly elections slated for later this year.

Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) Director Professor Paul Isaak said in a statement here Thursday that 670,906 eligible voters had registered by last Saturday in the registration exercise which ends on March 2.
“The ECN has further registered about 1,790 eligible Namibians at designated registration points in diplomatic missions abroad,” he added.

Isaak said this meant that the ECN had registered a combined total of 672,696 eligible Namibians in-country and abroad during the stated period.

He said although the commission was satisfied with the number of eligible Namibians registered to date, its concern was that there had been a slight decrease in the number of voters registered at registration points around the country.

“The ECN therefore again urged all eligible voters to go out and register themselves at their nearest registration points,” the statement read.

Source: NAMPA