The US Embassy accredited as observers for forthcoming elections
The United States Embassy and representatives will celebrate Namibia’s democratic traditions as accredited observers at the polls scheduled for Wednesday, 27 November.
U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson in a statement Monday said Namibia’s Electoral Commission (ECN) formally accredited the U.S. Embassy to observe the elections, along with other foreign missions, international organizations, and local organizations.
Johnson said participating in the electoral observation mission is a way to show support for Namibia’s election and join Namibia in celebrating its commitment to participatory democracy.
“As in the United States, election observation is an integral part of the electoral process, enhancing transparency and credibility,” she added.
Johnson and representatives from the U.S. Embassy will travel throughout Namibia on election day to observe polling stations.
Meanwhile, many polling stations in Namibia will begin the day at 6:00 a.m where a pre-opening check of voting procedures will take place.
The U.S. Embassy was one of several foreign missions and organizations also accredited to observe Namibia’s 2014 elections.