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IEC aims to increase Mpumalanga voters roll to 2 million

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in Mpumalanga says all its over 17 00 voter registration stations are currently opened.

The IEC is looking to increase the province’s voters roll from the 1.8 million to two million.

Provincial electoral officer Steve Ngwenya says there are no disruptions in all voter registration stations.

IEC says voter registration in Durban and its surrounding areas has started without glitches.

Voting stations in the city centre opened on time, however, people were trickling in slowly.

IEC KwaZulu-Natal head Mawethu Mosery says no incidents have been reported.

In Claremont, west of Durban, eligible voters say they are happy with the short time they have spent at their voting stations.

The ANC in Gauteng says it has deployed a number of party agents at more than 2000 voting stations in the province.

It says it wants to ensure that they assist people who are going to register to vote for the first time and those who are checking their registration details.

The ANC provincial general-secretary Hope Papo says, “We are also encouraging young people who have never voted before to actually go to the voting stations next to where they live and put the name on the voters roll.

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