JOHANNESBURG- The Electoral Commission ( IEC ) reported that Gauteng had the highest number of residents added to the voter roll despite several stations being affected by protests over service delivery issues in various areas.
Before the 2024 general elections, the IEC released the results of its first weekend of voter registration.
The commission reported that after the first voter registration weekend was over, there were now more than 26.8 million registered voters, or 578,000 more eligible voters.
Nearly three million people, both young and old, showed up at the IEC’s 23, 000 voting locations over the course of the weekend to register or update their information.
According to Sy Mamabolo, chief electoral officer, there are now 26.8 million more votes cast than there were before the registration weekend.
According to Mamabolo, the Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the North West all saw the highest number of new registrations, while Mpumalanga, N. West, Free State, & Northern Cape recorded the fewest.
Mamabolo promised to soon announce the results of another round of registrations.