The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) on Tuesday commenced with the Supplementary Registration of Voters (SRV) exercise for the Ncamagoro constituency in the Kavango West Region.The SRV exercise is due to a vacancy that occurred on 19 September aft…
The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) on Tuesday commenced with the Supplementary Registration of Voters (SRV) exercise for the Ncamagoro constituency in the Kavango West Region.
The SRV exercise is due to a vacancy that occurred on 19 September after the death of the sitting councillor Johannes Kahonzo.
ECN Chief Electoral Officer Theo Mujoro in a media statement said ECN is obligated in terms of the law to conduct a by-election in that particular constituency within 90 days from the date the vacancy occurred.
As per the Electoral Act, Act 5 of 2014, supplementary registration of voters is to be conducted in accordance with Section 38(1) read together with Section 25 (2) of the act.
He said the supplementary registration will allow persons who have turned 18 years since the last registration, to be included in the voters’ register.
Mujoro said persons who have moved from one constituency to another, or persons whose voter registration cards are reported lost or damaged, and any other applicant who qualifies for registration in terms of the act can take part in the supplementary registration of voters.
He said the commission has successfully recruited 50 registration officials who are currently undergoing training at Rundu and has secured all the required vehicles for the process.
“Twenty vehicles will be used during the supplementary registration of voters for a total of 10 teams which have been established to man 22 semi-fixed and 22 mobile points.
The teams Mujoro said will be dispatched on Monday to their various duty stations to ensure logistical arrangements before the process commences.
Registration officials at all the registration points across the constituency will adhere to strict preventative measures in place to lessen the impact of COVID-19.
Source: The Namibian Press Agency