Telkom core to getting results out
Johannesburg - Telkom and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will enable the delivery of ballot results from over 20 000 polling stations on election day, the telecoms provider said on Monday.
"Telkom’s role prior, during and after the 2011 municipal elections... is to provide telecommunications infrastructure to all of the IEC controlled election-related points," Telkom’s head for large and government business services Godfrey Ntoele said.
"Telkom will in effect enable the safe and secure delivery of ballot results from 20 864 polling stations around the country to the national results centre at the Tshwane Show Grounds, via 350 municipal election offices, nine provincial results centres and the IEC’s headquarters."
It would also work with broadcasters and media channels to keep the country informed of the voting process.
The partnership between the IEC and Telkom began with the first democratic elections in 1994.