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Close to 800 000 people to cast special votes

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says close to 800 000 voters will cast special votes. Special votes are applicable to those who will not be in their districts when the country votes in municipal elections next Wednesday.

It also applies to those with disabilities and the elderly who qualify for home visits on Monday and Tuesday. 

“We just have got under 800 000 applications for special votes. And we will definitely make sure that those people, who have taken advantage of applying, are catered for. And we will proceed accordingly. And it is important also to indicate that in terms of all other arrangements, we are ready as an organization. The Electoral staff has been recruited and trained. We have secured the logistical arrangements,” says IEC Deputy Chairperson Terry Tselane.

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