National 3.8.2016 12:04 pm

WATCH: IEC ensures smooth voting

Voters queue to vote in the 2016 Local Government elections in the JHB CBD , 3 August 2016. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Voters queue to vote in the 2016 Local Government elections in the JHB CBD , 3 August 2016. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

The IEC assistant manager speaks about the preparations for voting stations as many voters make their mark in the 2016 municipal elections.

As South Africans took to the voting polls on August 3, 2016, IEC assistant manager Moses Pitso spoke to Joburg Today about the structures in place to make sure voting goes smoothly, the Randfontein Herald reports.

Millions of people are expected to vote around the country, and Pitso said the IEC had had a lot of time to plan and are “over prepared”.

“The IEC has a number of administrative units called voting districts, and in those voting districts there’s one voting station, and what we do is demarcate a ward in those voting districts to make sure that people in that ward do not have to travel long distances to go and vote,” says Pitso.

Voting stations are open until 7pm.

Watch the full interview by Joburg Today below:

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