Voting underway in Omaheke

27 Nov 2015 09:50am
GOBABIS, 27 NOV (NAMPA) – Voting in the Regional Council and Local Authority Elections is underway at all polling stations in the Omaheke Region’s seven constituencies on Friday.
Although some delays were experienced in dispatching some polling teams to their respective duty stations on the eve of the elections, all polling stations across the region opened on time on polling day.
Veronia Mokaleng, the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN)’s coordinator for the Omaheke Region, confirmed the delays in dispatching teams to Nampa, but maintained that those teams working in remote locations were already dispatched during the course of Thursday afternoon.
“Yes, we had some delays due to challenges of transport, but that has since been sorted out. Only the teams deployed here in Gobabis were sent late, at around 21h00,” she said.
Omaheke regional governor Festus Ueitele was among the first people to vote at the Epako Community Hall.
Short queues were observed at most polling stations in the Gobabis Constituency shortly after the opening of polling stations at 07h00, with each polling station having an average of 50 people in the queues.
All seven constituencies and three Local Authorities of the Omaheke Region are being contested.
A total of 43 122 voters have registered to take part in the elections in the region.
Voting ends at 21h00.