94 EVMs distributed to polling stations in Erongo

25 Nov 2014 09:20am
SWAKOPMUND, 25 NOV (NAMPA) – A total of 94 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) arrived in the Erongo Region on Saturday, and have already been distribution to polling stations in the region’s seven electoral constituencies.
The machines will be used during the Presidential and National Assembly elections this Friday.
Elections Coordinator in the Erongo Region, Kashidinge Lukas Nghipuilepo told Nampa on Tuesday that all the election materials were dispatched to the seven constituencies on Sunday and Monday this week.
He said all the systems are now in place and the Erongo Region is ready to conduct the voting process on Friday.
There are 94 fixed polling stations and 233 mobile polling stations in the Erongo Region.
The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has said it will also deploy hand-held voter verification devices at all polling stations across the country in order to verify and authenticate all voters before they cast their votes.
These devices will be used for the first time during the Presidential and National Assembly elections on 28 November 2014.
The technology is meant to enhance the ECN's ability to detect fraudulent voters with a view to uphold the electoral commission's one-person, one-vote principle.