Rivonia Circle to embark on campaign to encourage voters to partake in elections

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Rivonia Circle, a political think tank, will be embarking on a campaign to encourage half a million voters to participate in the next national polls.

The 2021 municipal elections had the lowest voter turnout in its democratic history in South Africa at 43%.

Rivonia Circle has released the outcomes of a study conducted among 2 000 people which showed a recession in democratic trends in the country.

Among the issues, the study focused on why some South Africans don’t vote and what choices voters would make if elections were held today.

Head of Policy and Research at Rivonia Circle Lukhona Mnguni says, “Following this example, we are going to try as the Rivonia Circle to help about 500 000 voters obtain an ID and we are also going to try and register 500 000 new voters by 2024. We’ll do that on an infrastructure and platform that we will be able to demonstrate exactly how many people we have helped register to vote. That’s our ambitious target between now and 2024; that we’ve got to bring at least 500 000 new voters outside of the IEC processes of voter registration and so on to ensure that you energise the electoral process.”

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