Stakeholders discuss supplementary voter registration at Otjiwarongo

27 Jun 2019 16:10pm
OTJIWARONGO, 27 JUN (NAMPA) – Representatives from political parties; local and regional authorities; the Namibian Police Force and the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) on Thursday held an information sharing session here to discuss the supplementary voter registration set for July.
The session was also used as a platform to introduce the ECN’s Otjozondjupa Regional Coordinator, Laimi Onesmus and her two assistants - Timo Mufeti and Kaeno Mujoro.
It was attended by representatives from the Landless People’s Movement, Nudo and Popular Democratic Movement.
Otjozondjupa Governor, Otto Ipinge, in a statement delivered on his behalf said the supplementary voter registration exercise set for 08 to 27 July 2019 is a national activity mainly targeting Namibians who lost their voter cards and those whose personal details on their identity documents have changed.
Onesmus, at the same platform, also urged participants to see to it that they fully understand the purpose of the supplementary voter registration so that correct information about it is given to the public.
“Usually, this is a supplementary registration to that of the 10-year general voter registration exercise. It means that if you have a voter’s card that was issued to you in 2014 or so and nothing changed to your personal identity documents, then the supplementary registration next month is not for you,” she said.
Onesmus said the voter cards acquired in 2014 and those to be issued from 08 to 27 July this year, will only expire in 2024.
(NAMPA)
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