Cold start to voting in Bloemfontein

2011-05-18 07:46

Bloemfontein - It was a cold start for some voters who began queuing at 6am at Bloemfontein voting stations for Wednesday's local government elections.

At Universitas Primary School and Bohmer Secondary School election officials were getting ready for the day, while members of various political parties, the DA, ANC and FF Plus, erected gazebos outside from which they hoped to attract last-minute votes.

At least 10 voters were outside Universitas waiting for the station to open. They said they wanted to vote early and get it over with.

In Ficksburg, at the Meqheleng Primary School, voting station personnel were on duty, but no voters were in sight.