Over one million people had registered to vote by Saturday, according to the Electoral Commission of South Africa ( IEC ).
A voter’s guide to South African elections, Elections 2024, is also available.
However, 605,447 more people showed up at different polling places on Sunday to cast ballots for the upcoming elections.
President Cyril Ramaphosa led the ANC’s voter registration drive in Tshwane, and EFF leader Julius Malema was in Gauteng on Sunday. Political parties were active in significant cities across the nation.
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While Velenkosini Hlabisa of the IFP was in KwaZulu-Natal, the DA’s John Steenhuisen was encouraging voters to cast ballots in Cape Town.
More than 500,000 people registered on Sunday, which is a good turnout, according to the IEC.
However, on Saturday, they counted more than a million voters.
Over a million registrations were counted at our 23, 296 voting stations as of the end of registration weekend.
The IEC reported that 609,447 registration transactions had been recorded at voting stations as of 12:30 p.m. today.
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Additionally, on Saturday, more than 100,000 people registered online, signaling a turning point for the electoral process.
As of Sunday, more than 40.000 people had already registered online.
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Over 1.7 million people have thus cast ballots over the course of this voter registration weekend.
People can visit the Department of Home Affairs offices all over the nation to pick up their identification documents.
It has been months since some of the IDs were gathered.
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