Voter registration to continue online until midnight on Monday: IEC

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The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says although voting stations closed at 5pm on Sunday, people can still register online until midnight on Monday.

Special voters are also expected to be registered on Monday.

The IEC says it recorded a large number of registrations on its online portal.

IEC Deputy Chief Electoral Officer Mawethu Mosery says, “The online registration platform will continue operating until midnight Monday the 20th of September when the Minister of Cogta is expected to proclaim the elections.”

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The IEC in KwaZulu-Natal says they are impressed by the over 140 000 people who came to voting stations on the first day of the voter registration weekend.

A total of 4 940 voting stations were open during the voter registration weekend in the province.

Provincial Electoral Operations Manager Ntombifuthi Masinga says they’ve captured the details of over 35 000 new voters this weekend.

Masinga says they are excited at the number of new, young voters who came to register.

“We are pretty impressed with the level of activity in our voting stations. On the first day of the registration weekend on Saturday, we saw over 144 000 people showing up at 4 940 voting stations spread across the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Of those, over 35 000 were new registrations. We are also impressed by the level of young people between the ages of 18 and 21. We have over 20 000 of those in the province. We seem to have done well in the province compared to other provinces. KZN continues to lead. KZN is at the top of the list followed by Gauteng at 138 000 and the Eastern Cape by 114 000,” says Masinga.

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