Elections 2019: IEC announces urgent audit on results and votes

Elections 2019: IEC announces urgent audit on results and votes

The Electoral Commission has announced that an urgent audit will be conducted into the votes and results from yesterday's election. This comes as arrests were made in instances where South Africans allegedly voted more than once.

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The IEC has confirmed that an urgent audit will be carried out on votes and results from Wednesday's election.

According to IOL, this comes in the wakes of reports of voters casting their ballots more than once after removing indelible ink.

The IEC in KwaZulu-Natal confirmed that 20 arrests have been made in this regard. 17 were carried out in Dannhauser, two in Port Shepstone and one in Hluhluwe.

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Sy Mamabolo, IEC CEO, confirmed in a briefing earlier today that the audit would be carried out on a sample of voting stations to ascertain if multiple voting had occurred:

"The audit will cover a statistically representative sample of voting stations as well as all voting stations where complaints or allegations of double voting have been received."

Despite this news, the commission has assured South Africans that the results are accurate and that votes were subjected to a vigorous process before being counted.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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