Voting proceedings running smoothly:IEC

By Drum Digital
07 May 2014

Voting proceeding peaceful across the country

Voting proceeding going well at voting stations across the country says the IEC.

“The Electoral Commission is pleased to report significantly fewer accidents of community protests affecting voting process,” says Mosotho Moepya, Chief Electoral Officer of the IEC, at a press briefing on Election Day progress held at the result centre in Pretoria, Gauteng.

The IEC indicated that 89% of the 22 263 voting stations had reportedly opened in time for the scheduled 7 am, and a 95% increase reported by 9 am.

“As at 11 am the final handful of stations, which had experienced delays were in the process of opening,” said Moepya.

However,  2449 of the voting stations experienced delays in opening for voters. Most delays were caused by the late arrival of staff members, late delivery of voting material, strong winds in some parts of the Western Cape, as well as protests in areas in Limpopo, Gauteng, Free State, the Eastern and Western Cape.

Voting stations to remain open until 10 pm

-          Koketso Mashika

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