Rundu State Hospital polling station opens late

27 Nov 2015 10:40am
RUNDU, 27 NOV (NAMPA) – The polling station at the Rundu State Hospital in the Rundu Urban Constituency opened its doors late on Friday, as the battery of the ultraviolet light used in the voting process was not delivered on time.
The light is used to screen the voters’ fingers for ink, which would indicate that they have already voted. Once a voter has cast their vote, their left thumb is inked.
Voting in the 2015 Regional Council and Local Authority Election was delayed by 30 minutes, the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN)’s Presiding Officer, Albert Mangundu told Nampa when this reporter visited the station at 08h30.
Voters had already started queuing by 06h30, although the queue was not so long.
This polling station caters mostly for the hospital’s staff members.
Polling stations will close at 21h00 before the counting of results commence.
The Rundu Urban Constituency has 29 fixed polling stations to cater for the 31 319 registered voters.