250 000 registered

The highest number of supplementary voters were registered in the Khomas Region, the ECN says.

02 August 2019 | Politics

JEMIMA BEUKES

A total of 256 564 Namibians registered during the recent supplementary voter registration period, including 734 citizens at diplomatic missions abroad.

The upcoming National Assembly and presidential elections are expected to take place in November.

Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) chairperson, advocate Notemba Tjipueja, said they are still consolidating the registration data to determine the total of born-frees who turned 18 between 2015 and now.

According to ECN statistics the highest number of supplementary voters were recorded in Khomas (55 570), followed by Ohangwena with 32 488, Omusati with 22 810 and Oshana with 22 742.

A total of 734 eligible voters registered at foreign embassies, with the highest number (143) registering in Cape Town, followed by 85 people in Cuba, 67 in the United Kingdom and 50 in Zambia.

Two people registered in Algeria and 44 in Angola, while eight registered in Austria, 18 in Belgium and 27 in Botswana.

In China a total of 10 people registered, two in Congo-Brazzaville and three in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

In May the ECN said it aims to register 300 000 eligible voters this year, which would increase those on the national voters’ roll from 1.2 million to 1.5 million.

However, ECN chief electoral officer Theo Mujoro said they had exceeded expectations.

“The 300 000 was based on projections that we made on data received, but even if there is a shortfall, we certainly never expected this outcome,” he added.

The ECN recorded 508 459 youth voters in 2014, which represents 44% of the overall number of registered voters.

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