Special votes 2019: 5 unique stories of voters making their mark

Special votes 2019: 5 unique stories of voters making their mark

With special voting taking place on Monday and Tuesday, Briefly.co.za looks at some of the stories that emerged at the polls over the last two days.

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The general elections for 2019 take place on Wednesday, 8 May, but special voters were allowed to make their mark on Monday and Tuesday.

Those who were unable to vote on Wednesday were able to apply for the special concession.

One such example took place at Northriding High where one of the voters applied due to work commitments on 8 May.

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The polls saw some high profile figures casting their votes, such as Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Briefly.co.za noted that one issue to emerge is that low voter turnout was particularly noticeable on special voting days.

One of the voting stations in Midrand revealed that only two voters pitched for the whole day, resulting in IEC staff with idle hands.

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The IEC also shared that they removed a Deputy Presiding Officer based in Benoni following footage indicating the transfer of special votes.

News 24 reported that six people were arrested for torching an IEC official’s car in North West, leading to the disruption of special votes at the station.

Some serious allegations of voter rigging were made as well.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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