The voters' register

The voters’ register

A voters’ register is a document consisting of names of every registered voter in any constituency in the country or in a local authority area.

Purpose of the voters’ register

  • It helps the election officials to verify that the voters turning up to vote are indeed registered and that their names are included in the voters’ register.
  • For individual members of the community to ascertain that their names are included in the voters’ register.
  • To give the electorate a chance to study the register and to raise valid objections if needed.

Inspection of the voters’ register

After the registration of voters, the voters’ register is normally displayed for public inspection at the offices of the Electoral Commission or any other places such as Magistrate offices after being advertised in the Government Gazette. Any person desiring to inspect the voters’ register shall be entitled to do so during normal office hours.

For any political party to participate in an election, it must be registered with the Electoral Commission of Namibia and complies with all the mandatory requirements. This stipulation applies equally to civic associations/ organizations and independent candidates.