Voters queue up to cast ballot at SA's biggest voting station

The main tent at Joubert Park in the Johannesburg city centre has been a hive of activity.

Voting has already started in Joubert Park, Johannesburg, with a small number of people already standing in queues. Picture: Chirsta Eybers/EWN.

CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG - A queue has been forming since early this morning at the country's biggest polling station in Joubert Park in the city's centre.

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There's been a hive of activity inside the main tent, with officials sorting ballot papers, envelopes, boxes and ink before they allow voters to make their cross.

#Elections2016 The scene in Joubert Park right now. SG

Some people have been waiting for an hour to have their say before heading out to work.

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Voting appeared to start a few minutes after 7am at the polling station.

Some of the voters became frustrated, saying they hadn't come to model, they'd come here to vote and that they were ready to make their mark.

Just under 10,000 residents are registered in the district.

IEC officials say they did open at 7am as they had to ensure voters went into the right sub-stations.

But voting is now underway and the queues are growing.

At the same time, residents of Hangberg in Cape Town are waiting in line at a polling station in the area.

#Elections2016 The queue in Hangberg. The polling station here still not open. It's very cold here this morning

The fishing community falls under ward 74, which also comprises Camps Bay, Llandudno and Oudekraal.

More residents are expected to queue to cast their vote as the sun comes up.