IEC ready to start with special votes

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it is ready for the casting of special votes for the on Monday.

The IEC says it has put in place all the necessary measures and is confident that the process will go smoothly.

Just over 700 000 South Africans have registered for special votes and will be able to vote on Monday and Tuesday from 8am until 5pm. About 44% of those who applied for special votes will be home visits.

The IEC says it is working closely with law enforcement to ensure that everything runs smoothly even for special votes.

“The special vote process will also provide the Commission with an opportunity to test its system ahead of the Elections on the 3rd of August 2016,” says the IEC.

Infographic below shows information about the Elections in numbers

Elections in numbers


SABC © 2016