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We are pleased to be in final stage - W Cape IEC head

2016-08-04 14:11
Courtney Sampson at the provincial results centre. (Tammy Petersen, News24)

Cape Town - Western Cape staff have counted all votes in the province, handed the results slips in and are in the final stage of capturing votes, provincial IEC head Courtney Sampson said on Thursday morning.

“It is the first time in the Western Cape that on the morning after election day we had all the result slips with us,” he told reporters at the provincial results centre.

“It might have something to do with careful planning, but might also have something to do with voting stations closing two hours earlier.”

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In the last election, voting stations had closed at 21:00, not 19:00.

Sampson said they were pleased to be at this point.

By noon on Thursday, staff had captured 77% of the votes. The DA led with 63.57% to the ANC’s 25.48%.

Only the final results for the city of Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Knysa municipalities were still outstanding.

- Elections Map: Western Cape results

Sampson said his staff was exceptionally tired, with some working in excess of 30 hours.

He did not want to push them because fatigue could lead to problems slipping in.

Officials were wary to say when the province’s results would be finalised.

A final media briefing is scheduled for 18:00.

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