Voters lined up Thurdays for Friday's elections

28 Nov 2014 13:30pm
WINDHOEK, 28 NOV (NAMPA) – Over 40 people lined up at Onghuwo Yepongo Community Centre polling station in Okuryangava from as early as 17h30 on Thursday for Friday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.
An officer of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Sergeant Ferdinand Nghilinganye told Nampa that he spent the night with several voters in a queue at the Onghuwo Yepongo Community Centre polling station.
He said they all slept well, as there were no conflicts throughout the night.
Some small quarrels erupted as more voters joined them late and tried to bulldoze their way to the front of the queue.
He explained that they managed to overcome the situation in the end.
The Onghuwo Yepongo polling station opened some 30 minutes after the official opening time of 07h00. By that time, there were already over 600 people waiting in the queue to cast their votes.
The polling station opened late due the pre-testing of the electronic voting machines (EVMs), and also because some party agents did not have accreditation o monitor the elections.
There were no technical problems experienced during the kick-off of the voting process.
Polls close at 21h00, and the calculation of votes will commence immediately thereafter.