Electoral Commission of Namibia

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) is an agency of the Government of Namibia.[1] It was founded in 1992 under the Electoral Act #24 of 1992. The aim of the commission is to oversee all electoral activities starting from voter registration and political party registration, to the setting and monitoring of elections, counting of ballots and making results available.[2]

The ECN is composed of a chairperson and four commissioners. Candidates are shortlisted by a committee consisting of the Chief Justice, a lawyer suggested by the Law Society and a representative from the Office of the Ombudsman. The President of Namibia then appoints the ECN from this shortlist for a five-year term.[2]

The current Director of Elections is Moses Ndjarakana.[3]

See also


  1. "A-Z Index of Central Government". Office of the Prime Minister. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  2. 1 2 About us ECN official website, retrieved 19 February 2012
  3. "Election Watch: The tendered vote controversy, again". Institute for Public Policy Research. Retrieved 19 February 2012.

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