Problem with EVMs at Baines Shopping Centre

28 Nov 2014 09:40am
WINDHOEK, 28 NOV (NAMPA) – A technical glitch with the electronic voting machines (EVMS) at the Baines Shopping Centre in Pionierspark (Windhoek East Constituency) created some confusion among voters Friday morning.
Registered voters who cast their votes this morning at the shopping centre were not sure if their votes had actually been cast, because the red light on the machine was not lighting up whenever they selected their candidates.
A red light on the EVM is supposed to indicate that the candidate has been selected by the voter before they press the green button to confirm and cast their vote. But this light was not visible on the machines when Nampa visited the polling station.
DTA of Namibia President McHenry Venaani also experienced the same problem and said the ECN should explain it to the voters as soon as possible to avoid creating more confusion.
He said the process at that polling station is very slow but satisfactory.
Around 12 861 registered voters are expected to vote in the Windhoek East Constituency.