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Election date confirmed as Nov 28

The election date was proclaimed in Government Gazette No. 5587 of October 13 2014 as being Friday November 28 2014. In the Gazette (see attached) President Hifikepunye Pohamba said he had “determined Friday, 28 November 2014 as the date upon which a poll shall take place, from the hours 07h00 to 21h00, for the election of a President as well as for the election of members of the National Assembly.”
The polling day at various Namibian missions abroad will be November 14 from 07h00 to 21h00 hours while voting sea-going personnel will also vote on November 14.
The announcements were made in terms of the Constitution and the Electoral Act of 1992.
The Gazette said that October 29 would be the day on which the nominations for candidates for the office of the President have to submitted. The nominations will be made at a public sitting to be held by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) from 09h00 until 11h00
Political parties have until 11h00 on October 29 to submit their lists of candidates (party lists) to the ECN. On October 8, the Electoral Act, 2014 (Act No. 5 of 2014) was promulgated in Government Gazette No. 5583 (available as a PDF under the key documents section of this website). This means that the November 28 elections will be governed by the new Electoral Act and not the old law of 1992 (now repealed). However, some sections of the new Act may not be implemented at this point. This is expected to be the case with Section 97 (3 and 4) which requires a voter verified paper trail for electronic voting. The Minister of Local and Regional Government may choose not to implement these clauses since the electronic voting machines (EVMs) acquired by the ECN to not have the option of printing a voter verified paper trail.

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