Johannesburg - A new, larger universal ballot template
has been developed for next week's general elections, the Electoral Commission
of SA (IEC) and the SA National Council for the Blind (SANCB) said on Friday.
The record number of parties contesting the elections at
provincial and national level led the IEC and SANCB developing the new, larger
It would allow visually impaired voters to vote unaided
in the 2014 elections, the IEC and SANCB said in a statement.
"The new cardboard template can accommodate the 7
May national ballot paper featuring the 29 parties and replaces the existing
plastic universal ballot template used in previous elections which can only
accommodate a ballot paper with up to 18 parties.
"It has windows numbered in Braille and with raised
letters so that people with different tactile-literacy levels can use the same
Voters who wanted to familiarise themselves with the
national and provincial ballots before voting could phone the IEC call centre
on 0800 118 000 to hear the parties listed in the order they would appear on
the ballot papers.Download the app by visiting one of these app stores.
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