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IEC pleased with voter registration weekend numbers

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IEC pleased with voter registration weekend numbers

The Electoral Price of SA (IEC) on Sunday said it became pleased with how day two of the voter registration weekend improved countrywide.

Diverse political events went on the campaign toddle to canvass South Africans to vote in the local government elections on November 1. 

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IEC spokesperson Kate Bapela said on Sunday morning, with the utilization of present voter management devices, the commission became ready to register 29,305 voters. This became as well to the 598,000 registered on Saturday.

“The commission also reports that handiest nine of the 23,151 registration stations didn’t start on Sunday attributable to service transport protests. The commission continues to work with the SA Police Provider and native leaders to resolve the complications,” she said.

Besides an incident in KwaZulu-Natal, where ANC participants allegedly tried to conclude EFF leader Julius Malema from entering a balloting pickle and campaigning in Dambuza, Pietermaritzburg, no more than a few cases of political intolerance had been reported on Sunday. 

Bapela said the registration weekend had seen an develop in utilize of the win portal for registration. “To this level 39,519 voters maintain registered for the elections the utilization of the portal, which stays start till center of the night on September 20.”

She said applications for special votes start on Monday and reminded political events that nomination of candidates for the municipal elections has reopened and closes on September 21.

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IEC pleased with voter registration weekend numbers