Nomination of November election parties, candidates and associations starts

Nomination of November election parties, candidates and associations starts
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The nomination process for political parties, independent candidates or associations willing to contest the upcoming Regional Council and Local Authority elections has started today.
The chief electoral officer of the Electoral Commission of Namibia Theo Mujoro, says the process ends on 16 October 2020
Mujoro indicated that they have since appointed Returning Officers to all 121 constituencies and 57 local authorities to preside over the nomination process after attending extensive training.
The ECN, according to him, has received applications from than more 20 new political formations intending to register with a view to participating in the election scheduled for 25th November this year.
In addition, approximately 150 000 voters were captured during the recent supplementary registration of voters.
This figure includes new voters, who relocated to new constituencies, sought duplicate voter's cards and those with new residential addresses.
According to Mujoro, about 70 000 would-be first-time voters were registered.
He made the remarks during an interview with NBC News today.
Meanwhile, Mujoro also indicated that registered political parties or registered voters who suspect that people were unlawfully registered during the supplementary registration process are free to lodge objections.
The lists of all newly registered people will be on display countrywide starting tommorow.
Furthermore, the verification and approval of ballot papers samples by political parties, association or independent candidates will only start after the nomination process.