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19 Sep 2013
1:31 pm

Over 19,000 vote in by-elections

Ballots were cast by 19,274 of the 56,804 people registered to vote in municipal by-elections around the country, according to results released by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Thursday.

A total of 194 spoilt ballots were recorded across the 11 wards in the by-elections on Wednesday.

The highest number of voters was in the eThekwini (Durban) area, where 4198 (23.98 percent) of the 17,504 registered voters made their mark.

In Tlokwe’s Ward 26, ballots were cast by 2374 (41.82 percent) of 5677 registered voters; in Mbhashe, in the Eastern Cape, 2082 (52.67 percent) people voted of 3953 registered voters; and in Drakenstein (Paarl), 1799 (49.33 percent) people voted of 3647 registered voters.

In Mossel Bay 1615 (44.91 percent) people voted of 3596 registered voters; in Ward 18 in Tlokwe, 1452 (44.66 percent) people voted of 3251 registered voters and in Carletonville 1452 (35.63 percent) people voted of 4075 registered voters.

The lowest number of people to vote was in ward six in Tlokwe, where ballots were cast by 1408 (33.10 percent) of the 4254 people registered to vote, and in Giyani, with 1451 (41.17 percent) votes by 3524 registered voters.