ECN cautions public against unverified results shared on social media

ECN cautions public against unverified results shared on social media

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has discouraged the electorate and the general public from trusting unverified results shared on social media platforms describing it as “menacing fake news” and “misinformation”
The electoral body says it will soon announce the official channels through which election results will be announced.
The commission has announced that the Special Voting, which was conducted on 13 November, went remarkably well.
Members of the police force, correctional services and seagoing personnel, including all 34 foreign missions went to the polls on Wednesday to cast their votes for 2019 Presidential and National Assembly Elections.
The ECN’s Chief Electoral Officer said polling stations at all Namibian foreign missions opened on time, with the exception of Dar es Salam and Stockholm.
However, the actual polling process went without hiccups, the delays at Dar es Salam and Stockholm missions were due to delayed arrival of election material.
ECN further said a total number of 154 polling stations were put up across Namibia’s 125 constituencies.
Despite a low turnout at some polling stations, the process was conducted successfully.