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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About Ann Brown

Ann Brown has been a freelance writer for more than two decades. Her work has appeared in CocoaFab, Black Enterprise, Essence, MadameNoire.com, New York Trend, Upscale, Moguldom, AFKInsider, The Network Journal, Playboy, Africa Strictly Business, For Harriet, Pathfinders, Black Meetings & Tourism, Frequent Flier, Girl, Honey, Source Sports, The Source, Black Radio Exclusive, and Launch. She studied journalism at New York University and has her B.A. Born in New York, Ann lived in Praia, Cabo Verde, for nearly a decade. She created “An American In Cabo Verde,” a Facebook community.