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ECN to issue duplicate voter cards for lost or damaged card at all their regional offices

ECN to issue duplicate voter cards for lost or damaged card at all their regional offices

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) is currently issuing duplicate voter cards at all the ECN Regional Voter Education officers countrywide since 18 November, from 8:00 to 17:00 from Monday to Sunday.

The exercise will end on 26 November, the Commission stated in a statement.

The Commission came to the decision following requests from the electorate for the provision of duplicate voter cards around the country.

“A voters’ card is used to identify a registered voter during an election process in order for a voter to take part in an election, therefore in an event that the card gets lost or contains a defect, the person can apply for a duplicate voter card at the our offices,” the emphasised.

According to the Commision, theyy have only been issuing duplicate voters cards at its Head Office in Windhoek and would like to use this opportunity to bring this very important service closer to the people in the regions to ensure that no voter is disenfranchised during the forthcoming 2019 Presidential and National Assembly election.

“In order to receive a duplicate voters card during this process, a registered voter must bring along a sworn declaration from the police of the facts and circumstances relating to the loss, a Namibian identification Document (ID) or a valid green Namibian passport,” they said.

“Please note that the issuing of duplicate cards is for voters that have lost or damaged their voter cards and not for new voter card registrations,” they reiterated.


 

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