IEC races against time to deliver smooth elections

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The Electoral Commission of SA’s chief electoral officer, Sy Mamabolo, says staff are working long hours and over weekends to ensure the elections on November 1 run smoothly. Photo: Gallo Images
The Electoral Commission of SA’s chief electoral officer, Sy Mamabolo, says staff are working long hours and over weekends to ensure the elections on November 1 run smoothly. Photo: Gallo Images

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To try to make up for lost time, the commission has decided to erase the term ‘weekends’ from its calendar and triple its efforts to ensure that it delivers free and fair elections.

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