NamPol wants inmates to be registered for general elections

07 Jan 2014 16:00pm
WINDHOEK, 07 JAN(NAMPA) - All people incarcerated in police holding cells in the country should be registered as voters for the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections, and their relatives are urged to assist in this regard.
The general registration of voters will start on Wednesday next week across the country, and will run until 02 March 2014.
The elections are slated for November this year.
For this exercise, the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Public Relations Division is calling upon individuals or persons who may have relatives incarcerated in any police holding cell across the country to visit the offices of the police regional commanders in their respective regions to provide or hand in all the necessary documentations, which would enable the trial-awaiting inmates to be registered as voters.
This appeal was issued by senior police' spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi on Tuesday afternoon.
In the meantime, officials of the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) have begun dispatching materials for the general registration of voters to the country's 14 regions on Monday this week.
The ECN has called on all Namibians, including those who turned 18, to make sure that they register as voters in order to take part in the 2014 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The dispatching of materials for the general registration of voters was conducted under the watchful eyes and presence of NamPol.
It was also earlier reported that the ECN is working with different Government Ministries and Namibian Diplomatic Missions to ensure that Namibians residing abroad and those working on sea-going vessels are being registered as voters.