Special votes kick off across SA

South Africa

Special votes for those who cannot make it to polling stations on Wednesday will take place Monday and Tuesday.

Special votes start from 9am to 5pm. The Eastern Cape has the highest number of registered home visits for special voters in the country for the 2019 elections.

Election officials accompanied by party agents will visit those who cannot make it to the polling stations due to physical infirmity, disability and pregnancy.

In a statement, over 775 000 South Africans have applied to cast a special vote.

It says more than 85 000 of those are in the Eastern Cape.

The province also received the highest number of applications for home visits and most are from the two metros.

The Buffalo City metro registered more than 9 000 votes, while the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro has over 6 000 registered home visits.

Police have also indicated that they have deployed dozens of officers across the province to ensure that the voting process runs smoothly.


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