Voting booth breaks at Wanaheda Police Station polling station

27 Nov 2015 13:20pm
WINDHOEK, 27 NOV (NAMPA) – Voting at the Wanaheda Police Station polling station in the Samora Machel Constituency is underway and no major problems have yet been experienced, except a broken voting booth earlier.
A few minutes before voting started, it was discovered that one of the voting booths had broken. Polling officials suspect it damaged during transportation, but it was replaced with a new one promptly.
Voting in the Regional Council and Local Authority Elections is only taking place on Friday, and polling stations close at 21h00.
The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN)’s presiding officer there, Joseph Mvula said the voter turnout was above his expectations.
“The number of voters is pretty good; we didn't expect the number to be so high. When we opened the polling station there were close to 200 people outside, waiting to vote,” said Mvula.
The electronic voting machines (EVMs) are in good working order, he said.