The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) said that vote counting is well underway and that results from the country continue to trickle into the National Results Operations Centre in Tshwane, Gauteng.
IEC EXPECTS 90% OF VOTES ON TUESDAY
The IEC said that by 10:30 on Tuesday morning, 2 November, 27 percent of the results expected in the 2021 Local Government Elections had been captured and finalised.
“This status is in line with expected result capturing process. It is estimated that 90 per cent of results would be finalized by evening,” said the IEC.
The remaining 10 percent is expected to take another 24 hours to complete. Chief Executive Officer Sy Mamabolo said the Commission will probably declare the results of the election on Thursday, 4 November, as expected.
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PROGRESS IN PROVINCES
The sparsely populated Northern Cape is the province that has counted the most voting ballots with 74 percent of its results completed.
The Western Cape follows with 46 percent and the Free State is third with 26 percent.
“The rest of the provinces completion rate ranges between 15 and 37 percent,” said Mamabolo.
According to the IEC, the result capturing at voting stations involves a number of processes including the verification of the result slips, as well as capturing, scanning and auditing of the results.
“An independent audit firm have been procured for purposes of auditing the results,” said Mamabolo.