Bloemfontein - More than 25.3 million voters will be
eligible to cast a vote during the 2014 general elections, Chief Electoral
Officer Mosotho Moepya said on Thursday.
Moepya has certified the voters' roll, and some 25 390 150
voters will be eligible to vote in the national and provincial elections on 7 May.
This is 2 208 153 more - 9.5% - than in the 2009 elections.
Moepya said when the roll was compared with estimated voting
age population estimates from Statistics SA, it showed a total of 80.8% of those
eligible had registered to vote.
In comparison, registration levels stood at 80% in 1999,
84.6% in 2004, and 84.07% in 2009.
Gauteng had the highest number of voters with over six
million, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 5.1m, the Eastern Cape with 3.24m, and
the Western Cape with 2.9m.
These four provinces made up almost 68% of all South African
Women outnumbered men, with a total of 13.94m (54.9%) women
compared to 11.45m (45.1%) men on the voters' roll.
The roll also showed 49.57% of South Africa's registered
voters were under 40 years old.
The biggest age segment of voters was those between 30 and
39 years, followed by the 20 to 29-year-old group, and then the 40 to
Moepya said the certified voters' roll was available for
inspection at all the Independent Electoral Commission offices around the