Ballot paper size amongst IEC’s biggest challenges

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The Electoral Commission (IEC) has conceded that it is facing some challenges in its preparations for the 2024 elections.

President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday announced that May 29 would be the date for the national and provincial elections.

Chief Electoral Officer Sy Mamabolo says, “One of the biggest components is the ballot paper. As I speak to you now, I am not certain how many political parties are going to be contesting and how many independents are going to make it and for what size ballot paper we are going to be using.”

“It may well be that we are in the region of a two-column ballot, it may well be that we are in the region of a dual ballot. Disinformation is our biggest problem today. It wasn’t that big of a problem 10 years ago, it has increased complexity,” he adds.

The IEC says there are more than 27.4 million people on the voters’ roll.

Below is the full interview with Sy Mamabolo: