Youth want electricity before registering as voters
10 September 2020 | Politics
The supplementary registration of voters kicked off well at Masivi roadblock in the Kavango East Region, the team leader for the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN), Adolf Martin, said.
Martin said although the process commenced smoothly on Monday, the youth do not want to register until the village is electrified.
“The youth here told us it is very difficult for them to learn especially during the pandemic in a village with no electricity. So, for that reason, they will not register until electricity is brought to the settlement of Masivi.”
According to Martin, the youth said they are not coping well with their schoolwork, and want nothing to do with the ECN.
“The elderly people are the ones coming through with some changing addresses, however, new applicants are not so many,” the official added.
Martin said the registration point opened on time on Monday at around 08:00 and closed at 19:00.
A number of people were already in the queue on Tuesday by 07:30, Martin said.
The current national voters register has a number of 1 348 532 registered voters. Of this number, 370 826 are currently registered for the regional and local authority elections.