At the end of the second day of special voting on Tuesday, the IEC must verify all votes cast thus far.

All votes are first placed in an unmarked envelope, which is then inserted into a second marked envelope with the voting station and voters’ particulars for verification.

Before special votes are included in the general count they are subject to a thorough verification against lists of authorised special voters – those people who were applied and were granted permission for a special vote.

The voting process, as well as verification, is witnessed by party agents and observers, to protect the secrecy of the vote.