2 voting stations still counting in eThekwini metro - IEC

2016-08-04 12:36
Durban. (Duncan Alfreds, Fin24)

Durban – Two voting stations in the eThekwini metro were still counting ballots on Thursday, as the IEC worked to capture election results in KwaZulu-Natal's biggest municipality.

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IEC provincial chairperson Mawethu Mosery said emergency teams had been sent to the Port Natal High School and Mount Royal voting stations to help conclude counting.

He said a total of 1 732 result slips were expected in the metro. Of these, 611 had been captured and 1 121 were still outstanding.

"We are still in the early stages with the results in the eThekwini metro,” Mosery said at the IEC’s results centre in Durban before noon.

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Although the results did not appear on the IEC website, the commission's Ntombifuthi Masina was adamant that there had been no delays in capturing eThekwini’s results.

"The problem is the accessing of the results by some of the stakeholders here at the results centre. We are on track and the results that are read are based on what has been captured and audited in our system."

There was a lag between the votes being captured and being audited. Auditors had to scrutinise every piece of paper brought into the results centre and there had to be a 100% match between what came from the voting stations and the IEC’s tally.

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