Polling stations will not close if there are still voters
28 Nov 2014 20:00pm
WINDHOEK, 28 NOV (NAMPA) - No polling station will close if there are still voters in the queue, the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) Director John Paul Isaak says.
The one-day voting process is underway for Namibians to elect their National Assembly leaders and presidential candidate.
The polling stations are supposed to close at 21h00, but the ECN leader said all voters still in queues will be allowed to vote.
The voting process was delayed at various polling stations by faulty electronic voting machines (EVMs), but such problems seemed to have subsided by this afternoon.
However, some queues are still very long.
Isaak stressed that there will be no extension of the election day.
He was reacting to rumours allegedly spread by a police officer at the United Nations House in Windhoek, who told voters to go back home as the voting process will continue until Sunday.