IEC Election Results Dashboard and Screens Down Amid Vote Counting


By Staff Reporter

MIDRAND – As the results of the 2024 national and provincial elections continue to stream in, the Electoral Commission of South Africa’s (IEC) dashboard and election results screens have experienced a significant crash at the National Results and Operations Centre (ROC) at Gallagher Estate in Midrand. This unexpected glitch has also affected the IEC’s provisional results centres, its official website, and even the mobile app.

The disruption, which occurred on Friday morning, has left election officials and the public without access to real-time updates on the vote count. As of now, it remains unclear what caused the glitch, and the IEC has yet to provide a detailed explanation regarding the outage.

The timing of the technical difficulties is particularly concerning, given the high stakes and the public’s keen interest in the evolving election results. With millions of votes still being counted and the outcome hanging in the balance, the temporary loss of access to the results dashboard has added to the tension and uncertainty.

Efforts are reportedly underway to resolve the issue and restore full functionality to the results reporting systems. In the interim, election officials are working to ensure that the vote counting and verification processes continue without interruption.

The outage has sparked frustration among political parties, media outlets, and citizens eagerly awaiting updates. Many have taken to social media to express their concerns and demand swift action to address the problem.

As the situation develops, the IEC is expected to issue further updates and provide clarity on the cause of the glitch and the steps being taken to rectify it. The integrity and transparency of the electoral process are paramount, and the IEC’s ability to quickly resolve this issue will be crucial in maintaining public trust.

Stay tuned for further updates as more information becomes available and the IEC works to bring its systems back online.

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