ECN admits technical errors

28 Nov 2014 19:50pm
WINDHOEK, 28 NOV (NAMPA) - The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) is aware of technical problems experienced during the voting process countrywide on Friday.
ECN Director, Professor John Paul Isaak said during a media briefing here on Friday that it is “teething problems”, because the electronic voting machines (EVMs) were introduced for the very first time this year.
He said some problems experienced include problems relating to the time setting on EVMs during the first-level checks, control units on EVMs not making a beep sound when a transaction takes place, and also the pressing of wrong buttons on the EVMs.
Isaak said some voters also delayed the voting process by taking photographs of themselves with mobile phones inside the voting booths.
The director then indicated that by mid-day, the ECN had attended to all problems experienced during the voting process.
“I would like to reassure the Namibian nation and the public at large that the voting process is going extremely well and at the end of the day, the ECN expects to deliver credible elections to the Namibian nation,” he stressed.
Polls are scheduled to close at 21h00, and the counting process will commence immediately thereafter.