Namibia To Offer Africa’s First E-Vote Option

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Written by Ann Brown

From News 24

In a first for Africa, Namibians will cast their ballots electronically in this month’s presidential and legislative polls, the election commission said on Friday.

Over 1 million voters, or just about half of the nation’s 2.3 million people, are due to vote on 28 November.

“I think it’s a big achievement for Namibia and the African continent at large,” Nontemba Tjipueja, chair of the Electoral Commission of Namibia told AFP.

She said the voting machines, imported from India, will help improve accuracy, speed up counting, eliminate human interference and cut down on spoiled ballots.

 

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