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#VoteOfNoConfidence: How voting unfolds

Almost 400 Members of Parliament are making their marks in those booth, called up in alphabetical order.

Voting booths in Parliament. Picture: Lindsay Dentlinger/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Party representatives were checking ballots before Tuesdays afternoon's secret ballot vote.

Four voting booths have been set up inside the Chamber.

Almost 400 Members of Parliament are making their marks in those booths, called up in alphabetical order.

They have the option of voting yes, no or to abstain, before putting their stamped ballots into one of two ballot boxes.

Once the process is complete those boxes will be sealed and taken to a counting room, where the votes will be tallied. Again, this will happen by hand.

The count will be audited in the presence of representatives from each of the political parties, be they whips or party representatives.

Once the secretary to Parliament signs off on the result, the bells will be rung and the outcome will be announced by Speaker Baleka Mbete.

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