Polls open for SA’s 6th democratic elections
08 May 2019| 02 Ramadaan 1440| EWN News
Thousands of polling stations across South Africa will open their doors at 7am on Wednesday morning, marking the start of the country’s sixth democratic elections.
It’s set to be one of the most hotly contested polls in post-apartheid South Africa, with a record 48 political parties contesting the ballot.
That’s 19 more than the last national elections.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says more than 26 million people are eligible to cast their votes – the provinces with the highest number of registered voters are Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape.
The run-up to the poll has largely been smooth – but early on, the IEC warned that sporadic gang violence and protests could pose a problem to election day.