By Sakeus Iikela

ANOTHER strange incident was reported at the Khomasdal Community Hall polling station, where an electronic voting machine (EVM) gave out several beeping sounds without being touched. 

Election observers and political party agents at the Khomasdal Community Hall polling station confirmed the incident to The Namibian. 

The agents said they had raised the issue with the returning officer but were only told that it was a technical error. No further explanation was provided to that effect. EVMs were only supposed to make a beeping sound after a voter has registered their vote. 

The presiding officer found at that polling station did not want to divulge any information. Several other issues were reported at the Khomasdal Community Hall polling station.
Meanwhile, in an unrelated matter, voting started and continue to run smoothly at the University of Namibia’s Khomasdal campus. Francina Hango, the returning officer at the Unam campus told The Namibian that they had no technical problem recorded so far. 

She added that people with old voters card that were issued before 2014 can still go and vote as long as they take their identity cards with for verification.

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