Voters hoping results are out 'quick and easy' like EVMs

28 Nov 2014 17:50pm

MARIENTAL, 28 NOV (NAMPA) ? Most voters in the Mariental Urban Constituency have expressed satisfaction with the electronic voting machines (EVMs) being used in the one-day Presidential and National Assembly elections on Friday. A total of 45 834 inhabitants of the Hardap Region have registered to vote in eight constituencies - Daweb, Aranos, Gibeon, Mariental Rural, Mariental Urban, Rehoboth Urban East, Rehoboth Urban West, and Rehoboth Rural. Speaking to Nampa after casting his vote at the Aimablaagte Community Hall in that constituency, Presley Goeieman, who said he is in his 30s, commended Government for introducing EVMs, noting that the use of the machines is ?very easy and very quick?. Eighty-year-old Tony Kenahama agreed with Goeieman, saying: ?It is so easy, even pensioners can use the machines?. Another voter at the Persianer Community Hall, Paulus Manapeka, said he hopes the results will also be available ?quick and easy?. Meanwhile, in the Gibeon Constituency voters gave a ?thumbs-up? to the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) for a job-well done so far. However, it was not smooth sailing all the time, as there were voters who needed help to use the machines, and thereby delayed others from voting. The Hardap Region has 36 fixed polling stations and eight mobile teams. (NAMPA) PC/ND