Blind people who went to the polls have complained that until the electoral system has fully braille ballot papers, any efforts to accommodate visually impaired voters will be second best.
Visually impaired people usually have someone assisting them, who can see which party they are voting for.
Visually impaired broadcaster Rhulani Baloyi who cast her special vote on Monday says the voting was quick. Baloyi says the process was easy and straight forward.
However, Baloyi says her vote is not a secret.
“I’m still hoping that in my lifetime in the SA Electoral system there will be properly braille ballot papers. I’d imagine one day I will have my own free vote. Where nobody else knows how I voted. Where I don’t have to rely or trust in on one other person to know how I voted.”
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