Voting method - Namibia

Country: 
Namibia
Question: 
Voting method
Answer: 
e-voting
Comments: 

There are limited sources mentioning the method of voting from abroad. Our coding is based on the research materials quoted in the source section. 

Source: 

Namibia, Electoral Act 5 of 2014 (as of 12 June 2019) [PDF in English], accessed 3 December 2019

Registration of persons temporarily outside Namibia

23. In order to enable persons temporarily outside Namibia to be registered as voters and to take part in an election of the President or of members of the National Assembly, as contemplated in section 22(1)(a), the Commission may establish temporary registration points outside Namibia at any Namibian diplomatic mission, or where possible, at the other convenient places as may be determined by the Commission in consultation with the Minister responsible for foreign affairs.

Polling stations

89(3). In order to enable voters outside Namibia to record their votes in an election for the President or members of the National Assembly, the Commission may establish polling stations outside Namibia at any Namibian diplomatic mission or at the other convenient places as may be determined by the Commission after consultation with the Minister responsible for foreign affairs.

Closing of poll in election at polling stations in or outside Namibia and sealing of ballot boxes and voting machines

104. A presiding officer at a polling station in or outside Namibia must immediately after the close of the poll in an election and in the presence of the persons entitled in terms of section 94(1) to attend at the polling station, as may be in attendance -

(a) take charge of all the ballot boxes and voting machines at the polling station; and

(b) seal the ballot boxes and voting machines concerned,

in order to be counted as contemplated in section 105.

Xinhua News, Namibian seagoing personnel, voters abroad to cast votes early, 2019-10-14, accessed 3 December 2019

“Meanwhile, Namibia will use the Electronic Voting Machine for the Presidential and National Assembly Elections, the ECN said, adding that voters should carry their voters' card to the polling stations in order to be allowed to cast their vote.”