2014 Elections: Large voter turnout expected

A survey suggests the 2014 elections could see a significant voter turnout.

A survey suggests the 2014 elections could see a significant voter turnout. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A survey by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation shows the 2014 elections could see a significant voter turnout despite perceptions voter apathy will be high.

The organisation says some research findings reveal a drop in confidence in many political parties.

According to the institute's 2013 survey, more than 60 percent of South Africans have indicated they will vote next year despite a sharp decline in confidence in national government.

The survey has also revealed a 10.8 percent drop in national leadership.

The lowest confidence rating is in political parties, with just 45 percent of people trusting them.