Over 65% of voter turnout recorded so far
The IEC said of the almost 10 million votes captured from over 14,000 voting stations, Gauteng had recorded the highest voter turnout at 71.8%.
PRETORIA - The national election voter turnout has been steadily climbing as results continue to be counted on Thursday evening.
So far, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has recorded a 65.44% turnout. In 2014, the total voter turnout was 73.48%.
The IEC said of the almost 10 million votes captured from over 14,000 voting stations, Gauteng had recorded the highest voter turnout at 71.8%, while Limpopo recorded the lowest at 58.3%.
In 2014, Gauteng recorded a total voter turnout of 72.9%, while Limpopo had 60.67% of registered voters casting their ballots.
Of the votes counted so far in the 2019 election, 3.9% were special votes and 1.4% were counted as spoilt ballots.
The bigger provinces - KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Free State and Gauteng - had the most results outstanding.
#ElectionResults update @18h30 9 May: Of 8.9m votes captured, 329 936 (3.70%) were special votes & 120 172 (1.35%) spoilt ballots. Based on results captured to date, voter turnout was 65.36% nationally, with highest turnout in Gauteng (71.88%) & lowest in Limpopo (58.37%).— IEC South Africa (@IECSouthAfrica) May 9, 2019