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Electoral Commission of Namibia

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71% of Namibians register to vote

The Electoral Commission of Namibia has announced that a total of 1,153,916 eligible Namibians, representing 71% of eligible voters, have registered both within the country and at Namibian diplomatic missions abroad from 3 June to 20 July 2024. ECN spokesperson De Wet Siluka.     While acknowledging the improvement in the cumulative turnout to date both at the regional and constituency levels, the Commission, in a media statement issued on […]

todayJuly 22, 2024 4


Namibia’s eligible voters reach 1.6 million

The Namibia Statistics Agency has released data on eligible voters based on the 2023 Census, released in March 2024. According to the Namibia Press Agency, the census figures include Namibians who were 17 years old as of 24 September 2023, and those aged 18 and above on the same date. According to the preliminary NSA report, over 1.6 million Namibian citizens are set to participate in the forthcoming national elections, […]

todayJuly 16, 2024 15 2


ECN Confident in High Voter Turnout as Registration Deadline Approaches The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) is confident that Namibians who are eligible to vote will turn up in numbers before registration closes in 20-days' time. Between the 3rd of June and the 6th of July 2024, the ECN has registered 823,761 voters inside the country and at all Namibian Diplomatic Missions abroad. This figure represents an average of 24,562 registered voters per day between the 1st and the 6th of […]

todayJuly 15, 2024 10


Electoral Commission Pressures NEFF for Financial Statements, Party Faces Deregistration

According to reports,the Electoral Commission has been actively seeking financial statements from the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters  since 2021. Despite multiple engagements, NEFF failed to submit required documents, leading to its deregistration by the ECN. NEFF's deputy leader intends to contest this decision. The ECN extended deadlines and provided clarifications on electoral regulations during meetings with NEFF, but compliance remains inconsistent among political parties

todayJuly 3, 2024 7

Interview Transcripts

INTERVIEW: Linda Baumann Advocates for Inclusivity in ECN Decision on Sex and Gender Documentation

  Human rights advocate Linda Baumann has voiced concerns regarding the Electoral Commission of Namibia's (ECN) stance on sex and gender documentation in electoral processes. Baumann emphasized the importance of aligning state documents with individuals' self-identified sex and gender identities. She highlighted the need for Namibia to engage in conversations to redefine and clarify these concepts. Baumann underscored the distinction between sex, referring to physiological characteristics, and gender, a social […]

todayJuly 3, 2024 8


ECN Expresses Satisfaction with Voter Registration Turnout in Otjozondjupa Region

Representatives of the Electoral Commission of Namibia in the Otjozondjupa Region expressed satisfaction with the registration of 46,126 eligible voters who have acquired new voter cards across the region's seven constituencies. Otjozondjupa Regional Electoral Officer Victoria Amutenya highlighted that Otjiwarongo registered the highest number with 11,798 voters, followed by Okahandja with 9,776, and Grootfontein with 8,606. The ECN is optimistic about further increasing these numbers with improved registration operations.

todayJuly 2, 2024 5