#LGE2016: First LIVE results expected tonight!

2016-08-02 07:29
News24 Election App

Cape Town – News24’s Election app will have up to the minute live results as the election unfolds - with the first results expected to come in soon after voting stations close.

The application is synched with the Independent Electoral Commission to ensure the accuracy of the results as they are announced.

This election will reveal whether the ANC has been able to fire up its base to go to the polls or whether the popularity of Solly Msimanga gives the DA the edge over the ANC in Tshwane, among many other local battles.

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The African National Congress is in a neck-and-neck race to retain key metros in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

According to an Ipsos poll, the ANC may lose Johannesburg, the City of Tshwane as well as Nelson Mandela Bay to the Democratic Alliance.

Polling data showed that the DA has a 36% to 32% lead over the ANC in Johannesburg, with the Economic Freedom Fighters a distant third place with 9%.

In Nelson Mandela Bay, the DA leads with a more commanding 44% to 30% over the ANC, while the EFF trails at 6%.

However, come August 3, the large numbers of undecided voters (more than 10% in each major metro) may swing the balance of power.

If you haven't already made your mark, visit your voting station (the one you registered at) before 19:00 on Wednesday - and remember to bring your barcoded ID book or ID card with you to vote. Residents of a Metro like Cape Town or Tshwane will receive two ballot papers and residents of a local municipality will receive three.

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