By Khanyiswa Mogotsi

THE Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has said voting in pencil is nothing new as it has been a practice used in the country since independence.

ECN chief electoral officer Theo Mujoro said this in response to concerns on social media and queries received by the commission.
Mujoro told The Namibian last week that voting by using pencils is an age-old practice, which is especially employed when the ballot voting system is used.

Namibians living abroad questioned the legitimacy of the recently conducted special voting, expressing concern about the fact that they cast their votes in pencil, and not permanent ink.

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