IEC: Joburg voting hours not extended
Cape Town - The Independent Electoral Commission on Wednesday said there was “no truth” in the rumour that voting hours would be extended in certain areas around Johannesburg.
The spokesperson for the IEC confirmed to News24 that its deputy chief Moepya Mosotho said that the voting day had not been extended for areas in Johannesburg and it would be a “serious step to take” to prolong the voting period.
The commissioner does have the power to extend the voting period should it be deemed necessary.
Only voters who are already in the queue before the closing time of 19:00 will be allowed to vote after 19:00.