National 3.8.2016 08:36 am

Millions of South Africans ready to vote

A woman casts her ballot in Johannesburg's Alexandra township.
Image by: MIKE HUTCHINGS / REUTERS

A woman casts her ballot in Johannesburg's Alexandra township. Image by: MIKE HUTCHINGS / REUTERS

In Joubert park, South Africa’s largest voting district, a queue had already formed in the morning.

The IEC has said that voting in the 2016 Local Government Elections begins Wednesday morning at 07:00 and closes at 19:00.

The IEC advised registered voters to bring along a valid ID document – original green bar-coded SA ID book; smartcard ID or valid Temporary Identity Certificate.

About 26 million people have registered to vote. In some areas there were already reports of queues forming outside polling stations.

In Joubert park, South Africa’s largest voting district, a queue had already formed in the morning.

In the KwaZulu-Natal town of Eshowe officials from various political parties were seen setting up tables outside the voting station at the Eshowe High School. President Jacob Zuma will vote in the province at Nkandla.

The IEC has warned that it is unlawful to take selfies with a ballot.

To share that you’ve voted with family and friends the EC said voters can use “#ivoted but remember no photos of marked ballots”.
– African News Agency (ANA)

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