Okahandja constituency elections going well
28 Nov 2014 13:20pm
WINDHOEK, 28 NOV (NAMPA) Voting in the presidential and National Assembly election at all nine fixed polling stations in the Okahandja Constituency in the Otjozondjupa Region is going well, says Returning Officer Sedekias Eiseb.
Eiseb said three of the fixed polling stations had encountered a small problem with scanner verification devices that could not read voters cards. This caused a slight delay in the start of the voting process.
The technicians were able to fix the problem. The mobile teams also experienced login problems with the system, but these were quickly sorted out, he said
Eiseb told Nampa in a telephonic enquiry on Friday that the fixed polling stations and the mobile teams were all doing well.
A total of 16 294 people have registered as voters in the Okahandja Constituency out of a total of 87 655 registered voters in the entire Otjozondjupa Region.
The Okahandja Constituency has nine fixed points - Okahandja Town Hall, Aurora Primary School, Veddersdal Primary School Hall, Ileni Tulikwafeni OVC Centre, Andreas Kukuri Centre, Okahandja Plots, Epandulo Hall, Okahandja State Hospital, and National Institute for Educational Development (NIED).
The constituency has six mobile teams for 24 mobile polling points.
Eiseb also said that farm owners in the constituency have been very co-operative in allowing election officials to enter their farms in order to carry out the election activities.