PMB: Many voters and a few problems

2009-04-22 00:00

A huge voter turnout in the city saw Northdale, Raisethorpe and Copesville emerging as some of the most hotly contested suburbs in this election. Local election officer, Nick Davids said there was definitely a higher voter turnout in the northern suburbs.

By 10 pm last night all the city voting stations had closed and counting had begun. Because of the late closure of some stations like Copesville, final voter turnout figures in the city could not be confirmed. Davids said they expected results to start coming in from the voting stations from midnight.

Surprisingly, Vulindlela — considered an election hotspot and a busy voting area — remained quiet and according to observers seemed to have a lower than usual poll. Voting stations in the rest of the city were abuzz and like the rest of the country higher voter turnouts led to logistical glitches.

Monitors from the KZN Council of Churches noted that at many polling stations in the northern suburbs, the ANC had their stands right outside and not 100metres away as stipulated by the electoral regulations. They noted that presiding officers did not ask the party to move.

On the hotly contested northern suburbs, the ANC’s Yusuf Bhamjee said there were a couple of minor skirmishes but these were quickly resolved.

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