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ECN, political parties discuss identified polling stations for Otjiwarongo

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The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) on the Friday held a meeting with the different political parties where they discussed a number of polling stations that were identified in the Otjiwarongo Constituency for the November elections. The ECN coordinator for […]

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) on the Friday held a meeting with the different political parties where they discussed a number of polling stations that were identified in the Otjiwarongo Constituency for the November elections.

The ECN coordinator for the Otjozondjupa Region, Urbans Karumendu and his assistant coordinators met the representatives of Swapo, the National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo), Landless People’s Movement (LPM), and Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) at the Swanevelder Community Hall.

Karumendu said 16 ECN polling stations and six mobile voting centres were identified at Otjiwarongo for the casting of votes in the Regional Council and Local Authority elections on 25 November 2020.

All four political party representatives expressed satisfaction with the identified voting centres for the constituency.

The meeting then discussed the updated voters’ roll which was put on display around the constituency from 30 September 2020 to 05 October this year.

The voters’ roll contained details of the registered eligible voters, therefore, the display was meant for voters to double check if their personal details, local authority and constituency areas they are registered in were correct.

“The voters’ roll was also meant for any other person who knew the appearing eligible voters, if he or she was still alive, and if deceased then inform us at ECN so that that name is removed from the roll,” said Karumendu.

The meeting further discussed voter education campaigns by the ECN in all seven constituencies of the region, and the ECN officials at the meeting also pleaded with the political parties to inform their followers on how to vote correctly on ballot papers to be used in the upcoming elections.

It was announced that 23 November 2020 has been identified as special voting day for seagoing personnel, ECN officials and uniformed officers who will be working on 25 November, the national voting day.

A similar meeting is expected next week in the Omatako, Okahandja, Okakarara, Otavi, Grootfontein and Tsumkwe constituencies.

Source: Namibia Press Agency

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