Cape Town – A delegation of the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) is reportedly in South Africa for a five-day study visit at the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa.
The delegation aims to benchmark and familiarise itself with the IEC’s electoral processes.
This is in preparation for Namibia’s 2024 Presidential and National Assembly Elections, reports said.
According to GM World News the delegation is led by ECN chairperson, Elsie Nghikembua.
The report said key areas of the study will include Civic and Voter Education, Management of Voter Registration and Voter Register, Political party finance, and the Management of Election Technologies.
Day 2: Key areas of Electoral operations such as the delimitation of boundaries, Voter Registration, and the Registration of Political parties. Presentation on the Voter Management Device, Voter’s registration, and voter’s roll. #ECN #IECSA pic.twitter.com/7qgsMtkuC1
— Electoral Commission of Namibia (@ECN_Namibia) July 19, 2022
On its Twitter page, ECN said day two of the study visit focussed on key areas of Electoral operations such as the delimitation of boundaries, Voter Registration, and the Registration of Political parties. Presentation on the Voter Management Device, Voter’s registration, and voter’s roll.
Meanwhile, IOL reported on Tuesday that the Southern African country’s minister of mines and energy, Tom Alweendo withdrew from the Thomas region’s Swapo Party Elders’ Council elections on Saturday.
He was expected to contest for the council’s treasurer position, the report said.
Alweendo didn’t meet the requirements to be eligible for the position as he did not serve in any structure of the party in the region, the report said.
Picture: Twitter/ @ECN_Namibia
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe