KINDLY NOTE THAT GENERAL REGISTRATION OF VOTERS WILL TAKE PLACE FROM WEDNESDAY, 15 JANUARY 2014 – SUNDAY, 2 MARCH 2014 at the Embassy of the Republic of Namibia to the USA in Washington DC (1605 New Hampshire Avenue,NW, Washington, DC, 20009) and the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Namibia to the UN in New York (360 Lexington Ave, Suite 1502 New York, NY 10017). Registration points will be open six days a week (Monday to Saturday) throughout the registration process.
TO: ALL NAMIBIAN CITIZENS RESIDING IN THE UNITED STATES AND ACCREDITED COUNTRIES
FROM: THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA TO THE USA AND THE PERMANENT MISSION OF NAMIBIA TO THE UN GENERAL
SUBJECT: REGISTRATION OF VOTERS 15 JANUARY TO 2 MARCH 2014
DATE: 10 JANUARY 2014
- As you may be aware, the people of Namibia will be heading to the polls to exercise their democratic right in taking part in the Presidential and National Assembly elections slated for November 2014. In this regard, the Electoral Commission of Namibia is undertaking the general registration of voters exercise, to issue all eligible voters with new (Biometric) voters' cards, and produce a new voters roll. This process is open to all Namibian citizens who are 18 years and older, irrespective of whether they possess an old voter's card or not.
- Documents to bring at the registration point
The applicant should bring one of the following documents to proof his/her citizenship:
2.1 Old or new Namibian identity card
2.2 Valid Namibian passport
2.3 A valid Namibian driver's license (to be used as an identification but could not be used to prove the citizenship)
If the applicant doesn't have any of the above-mentioned documents, he/she can be represented by two registered people who should identify themselves to the registration officials by producing their Voter Registration Cards (VRC) and any of the above-mentioned documents. The applicant should also provide one of the following documents:
2.4 Certificate of Citizenship
2.5 A birth certificate (issued by the Namibian Authority)
- VENUE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF VOTERS
3.1. The registration of voters will take place at the Embassy of the Republic of Namibia to the USA in Washington DC (1605 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20009) and the Permanent Mission of the
Republic of Namibia to the UN in New York (360 Lexington Ave, Suite 1502 New York, NY 10017).
Registration points will be open six days a week (Monday to Saturday) throughout the registration process.
3.2. Further information can be obtained by contacting registration officials at the Embassy of Namibia in Washington DC at + 1 202 986 0540 (Mr. Isai Keja and Mrs. Fiindje Shimakeli), and at the Permanent Mission of Namibia to the UN in New York at + 1 212685 2003 (Ms. Sevelina Etuna Ashipala and Mr. Stephanus Hendrickse). Additional information regarding the registration process can also be obtained at http://www.ecn.na .
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