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Only a few hours left to vote

2014-05-07 19:53

Johannesburg - Government called on South Africans to vote in the remaining hours before voting stations close at 21:00 on Wednesday.

"We urge voters not to wait until the last minute, but to cast their vote as soon as possible," acting Government Communication and Information System CEO Phumla Williams said in a statement.

Those in line within the precinct of a voting station would still be allowed to vote.

Government was pleased that millions of South Africans had already voted, and conducted themselves in an orderly and respectful manner.

The home affairs department was satisfied with the number of people who visited their offices to apply for temporary ID certificates and picked up their uncollected IDs and smart ID cards.

A total of 313 home affairs offices were open from 07:00 on Wednesday and would close at 21:00.

A technical glitch involving online verification, which affected a few offices, had been resolved.

"Government is encouraged by the swift manner in which isolated incidents that could have impacted the smooth running of elections, have been resolved," Williams said.

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