IEC encourages youth to vote
The commission is looking at ways to increase the numbers of youngsters who vote.
CAPE TOWN - The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in the Western Cape says it is confident next year's election will proceed without any major hitches.
The IEC in the province's Electoral Officer Courtney Sampson launched a programme in Cape Town on Tuesday aimed at encouraging young people to vote.
Sampson says measures are in place to ensure next year's election goes smoothly.
"The process is always under scrutiny by political party agents, which is very useful to us."
He says they have also looked at ways to increase the number of people between the ages of 16 and 19 registered to vote.
Sampson says currently only five percent of youngsters are registered.
A date for the 2014 General Election has yet to be announced.