Over 55% of election results captured

Over 55% of election results captured

Over 55% of election results captured

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) had captured close to 55% of the ballots as of 9am on Friday. 
According to the IEC results dashboard, the African National Congress (ANC) is taking the lead nationally, with 3 236 550 votes representing 42.07%. 
The ANC is followed by the Democratic Alliance with 1 821 912 at 23.68%, while the new kids on the block the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party has already secured 832 178 at 10.82%. 
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), which is currently the third biggest party in Parliament, is sitting at 9.58% with 737 238 votes. 
Newcomer, the Patriotic Alliance (PA) is also making headway at position five with 211 738 at 2.75%. 
These are currently the leading parties by voting station, as the IEC officials continue to capture the results in the 2024 National and Provincial Elections. 
The counting procedures have been concluded with only a few voting stations reported to still be counting at 3pm on Thursday. 
“The process of results compilation entails ensuring accuracy and validation of the results. This process involves scanning each result slip to create an image of the result, double-blind capture of each result slip, auditing of each result slip by independent auditors,” the IEC said. 
According to the commission, the resulting system was audited externally and the parties also had to verify them. 
The results have been trickling in throughout the night, as capturing continues. 
The IEC said last night they were sitting on a 58.69% voter turnout, hovering just below 60% of voters, with bigger stations’ results still to come in. 
As per the IEC data, 27 782 777 people registered to vote, with 7 943 840 total votes cast. 
Of these, 7 840 658 were valid, with 103 182 spoilt votes.
The results continue to be captured and displayed on the leaderboards at the Results Operations Centre in Midrand. – SAnews.gov.za
 

Gabisile
Fri, 05/31/2024 – 10:03

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