IEC Says It’s All Systems Go For Wednesday’s By Elections

Written by on 9 November, 2020

By: Lindelani Mbatha

Independent Electoral Commission Chief electoral officer Sy Mamabolo says they are confident that the by-elections expected to be held on Wednesday will be free, fair and safe.

Mamabolo has been briefing media Pretoria, on the state of readiness for the by-elections.

The elections are set to take place in over 90 wards across 55 municipalities in the country and a total of 609-thousand-133 voters are on the certified voters’ rolls for the various by-elections.

Mamabalo says they expect all stakeholders to conform to the strict safety measures and protocols put in place at voting stations.

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He adds that voters who might show Covid-19 symptoms, will not lose their right to vote.

Mamabolo says all the necessary election equipment has been procured and distributed to warehouses and all equipment will be transported to voting stations tomorrow.

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