Omusati Region elections update

27 Nov 2015 19:30pm
OGONGO, 27 NOV (NAMPA) - The long queues at the 20 fixed polling stations in the Okalongo Constituency since the opening time of 07h00 had dissipated by 15h00 Friday afternoon and were no longer visible, as only small groups of three to five people could be observed casting their votes in the 2015 Regional Council and Local Authority Elections.
Among the groups of people in the Omusati Region was Nawila Naningina who took his three sons to one of the fixed polling stations to cast their votes.
Naningina told Nampa it is important for them as young people to choose the leaders they want to develop the community and influence the development of the town.
“It is their democratic right to vote, and if there is any change that will come to the constituency it is them who have decided to choose the councillor.”
Naningina and his three sons were fortunate to find the Hauno polling station at Okalongo Constituency empty and they were all done in about 10 minutes.
A total of 15 394 people had by late Friday afternoon cast their votes out of a total 56 361 registered voters in the Omusati Region for the Regional Council and Local Authority Elections.
According to Electoral Commission of Namibia Regional Coordinator for Omusati, Leonard Ndazapo, the Etayi Constituency thus far recorded the largest number of votes, followed by the Okalongo Constituency.

Shikuku: 418
Ogongo: 2 911
Etayi: 6 663
Okalongo: 5 064
Ruacana: 338

Polling stations are set to close at 21h00 Friday.