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Namibia’s Electoral Commission (ECN), Thursday announced that the special voting day operations conducted on Wednesday went remarkably according to plan, in line with the 2019 Electoral Calendar Implementation Plan as adopted by the commission.

The special day was held to facilitate voting of out of the country voters, sea-going, personnel members of the police/defense force and correctional services, who are required to be on duty within or outside of Namibia.

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The ECN’s chief electoral officer, Theo Mujoro in a statement Thursday said, the ECN established a total of 34 polling stations at Namibia’s’ foreign missions abroad and a total of 154 polling stations across the 121 constituencies in the country.

According to Mujoro, when the counting of votes has been completed in or outside Namibia, the presiding officer at any given polling station, must among other duties: count the votes and announce in the prescribed manner the result for that polling station.

Mujoro said the ECN is fully aware of tabulated results and pictures of posted polling station results currently being shared and circulated on social media platforms.

“The ECN did not collate any results and will not publish any election results until and unless such results are officially announced by returning officers,” he added.

Mujoro said the ECN will soon announce the official channels through which election results will be disseminated and has since discouraged the general public from trusting results shared on social media platforms.

The country’s official general elections are scheduled to take place on Nov. 27. Enditem

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