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Atlantis residents in last minute voter rush

Residents who rushed to vote during the last ten minutes believe it's important to vote for a better future.

Residents in Atlantis rush to cast their vote before voter station cut off. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Some Atlantis residents on Wednesday said they would not miss the opportunity to vote as they arrived at the polls during the very last minutes before it closed.

Eyewitness News visited the Methodist Church in Athens Avenue where some residents could be seen rushing to the polls during the final minutes to cast their ballots.



Independent Electoral Commission officials who had been working at the voting station at the church said it was a busy day with hundreds of people passing by to vote.

It was one of nine voting points in Ward 29 in Atlantis.

A resident, who rushed to vote during the last ten minutes, believes it was important to vote for a better future for South Africans.

"I believe that it is important to vote for my children's future, as well as for myself work, community and safety wise. It is important to vote to get a better person in the right place."

Political party representatives, who were manning their different tables outside the voting points, were later seen removing placards and tents from outside the building.

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