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IEC still trying to verify addresses of voters in Tlokwe

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it is doing everything possible to verify the addresses of voters in the Tlokwe area of the North West.

The IEC opened voting stations again on Saturday and urged voters to check whether their addresses are correctly captured.

Minister of Co-operative Governance, Des Van Rooyen, visited voting stations on Saturday to check on the process.

Van Rooyen says they are doing their utmost best to ensure they assist the Commission to adhere to the Constitutional Court ruling.

“So far the response has been steadily satisfactory, it will also pick up during the course of the day. We want to take this opportunity to encourage, more especially various sector leaders in the community to encourage their constituency to come and update their details on the voters roll including political parties.”

Political parties say they hope that the IEC will resolve the matter soon.

Meanwhile, the IEC says it’s working on it.

IEC Deputy Chairperson Terry Tselane says, “The harvesting of the addresses is in progress and we are satisfied with the arrangements that have been made so far. The team that is working here is doing all it can to make sure that by the end of business tomorrow (Sunday), we have captured everybody who does not have an address in our system.”

The IEC has given itself until July 15 to confirm all addresses.

 

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