1m new voters registered - IEC

2013-11-12 14:10
IEC CEO Pansy Tlakula (Picture: Sapa)

IEC CEO Pansy Tlakula (Picture: Sapa)

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Pretoria - Over two million people attended the voter registration weekend, Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chairperson Pansy Tlakula said on Tuesday.

"The end result was a smooth and efficient registration process in which 2 512 219 were assisted at the country's 22 263 registration stations," she said.

"Of these 1 088 015 or 43.3% were new voters registering for the first time."

Addressing the media in Centurion, Pretoria, she said overall registration levels were boosted to almost 77% of eligible voters from 73.6%.

She said 1.17 million people changed their existing voting station registration.

Tlakula said the number of people aged between 18 to 19 years registering was still a problem, despite an increase.

KwaZulu-Natal had the highest number of people registering, followed by Gauteng, the Eastern Cape, and the Western Cape.

Tlakula said it was unclear whether there would be another voter registration weekend.

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