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IEC: Preparations for local govt elections on track

Millions of South Africans head to the polls on 3 August in what's regarded as a crucial election.

FILE: Independent Electoral Commission officials during voter registration weekend. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - With three weeks to go until the local government elections, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in the Western Cape says its preparations are on track.

Millions of South Africans head to the polls on 3 August in what's regarded as a crucial election.

Western Cape electoral officer Courtney Sampson says while it's a mammoth task, the commission's preparations work is progressing well.

"We're in the process of completing our training programmes in the different municipalities so that people are prepared and know what to do on Election Day and also for 1 and 2 August, which are special votes days. We're processing all of the special votes at the moment."