By-election for the Keetmanshoop Urban Constituency started off at a slow pace at several polling stations in the constituency this morning

The by-election for the Keetmanshoop Urban Constituency started off at a slow pace at several polling stations in the constituency this morning.

When Nampa visited the W.K Rover Hall around at 06h45 there were close to 50 people ready to cast their votes.

The polling station opened at 07h00 as per the Electoral Act with the first vote cast at 07h06.

When this news agency visited the polling station at the Multi-Purpose Youth Centre at 078, there were only 20 people in the queue. According to the Presiding Offer at the polling station, Deidre Isaak, the pre-polling was conducted on time and they were able to open on time.

The presiding offers at the St Francis de Sales Centre polling station, Isabella Visagie, told Nampa that by 07h45 close to 45 people had already cast their votes.

Source: Namibia Press Agency