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Regional and local election dates announced

The Electoral Commission of Namibia has announced that the Regional Council and Local Authority elections will take place on November 26 and 27.

Supplementary registration for these upcoming elections will take place from August 23 to September 6 countrywide.  This is to enable eligible Namibians who have turned 18 years old since the last elections, as well as those who have moved to other constituencies or local authority areas or lost their voters’ cards, to register.
The nomination of candidates and the submission of party lists will take place between October 1 and 18. Nominations for independent candidates can only be done on October 16.
In a press release, the ECN further stated: “The training of regional co-ordinators, assistant co-ordinators and constituency supervisors will take place from August 2 to 9, while the training for the about 3,500 registration officials will take place from August 11 to 18 in various constituencies across the country.”


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