Namibia Presidential and National Assembly Elections, 28 November 2014

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Namibia Presidential and National Assembly Elections, 28 November 2014

Series Title: Commonwealth Election Reports
Publication date: 28 May 2015
Size: 297mm x 210mm
ISBN: 978-1-84929-141-5
Pages: 26

The report of the Commonwealth Expert Team for Namibia presidential and national assembly elections, held on 28 November 2014. The team was led by Artemisa Franco, former commissioner of the National Electoral Commission of Mozambique, and included Victor Shale, former Zimbabwe country director for the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa.

These elections were historic, not only for the country, but for the entire African continent, as they were the first elections to use entirely electronic voting. The team found that, despite a number of technical glitches, which caused significant delays in the overall voting process, the elections were competitive, met key democratic benchmarks and election day was generally well administered.

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Letter of transmittal
Abbreviations and acronyms

1. Introduction
1.1 Activities

2. Political Environment
2.1 Background
2.2 The campaign environment
2.3 Campaign finance
2.4 Media
2.5 Youth engagement
2.6 Women’s participation

3. Constitutional and Electoral Framework
3.1 Constitution and electoral act
3.2 The electoral system
3.3 Electoral Commission of Namibia
3.4 Polling staff recruitment and training
3.5 Boundary delimitation
3.6 Nomination of candidates
3.7 Voter registration
3.8 Electronic voting machines
3.9 Civic and voter education
3.10 Advance voting
3.11 Conflict resolution mechanisms and electoral dispute and appeals processes

4. Election Day
4.1 Voting procedure
4.2 Assessment of opening and voting
4.3 Assessment of closing and results tabulation

5. Conclusions and Recommendations

Annex 1. Biographies of the Expert Team
Annex2. List of Meetings and Consultations
Annex3. List of Presidential Candidates and Political Parties