159 800 special votes approved in Limpopo


By Kabelo Abel Mokgalabone

CENTURION: Limpopo Province has 159,800 special votes approved for both home visits and voting station visits, which is the fourth most in the country.

This was revealed by Chief Electoral Officer, Sy Mamabolo in a media briefing in Centurion on Tuesday.

Mamabolo says they have implemented measures to make the voting process more accessible to all South Africans, regardless of physical abilities.

He says voting officials will assist voters who require assistance on voting day.

Mamabolo says special votes within the Republic will take place on the two days preceding election day 27 and 28 May.

The time of operations is 9 am to 5 pm.

Following the 3 May deadline, the Commission approved a total of 1 668 076 special votes applications, of which 624 593 are for voters who will be visited at their homes or places of confinement and 1 043 483 will voters who will vote at voting stations where they are registered.

As part of their final preparations, the commission will launch the national results centre on Wednesday, May 22.

The national results centre will be based at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.

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