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ANC in Eastern Cape commends high voter registration turnout

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ANC in Eastern Cape commends high voter registration turnout

14th March 2018

By: African News Agency

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The African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape commended the high turnout in the province during last weekend's voter registration drive.

In a statement ANC media liaison officer, Judy Mpethseni, said the governing party's excited that voter registration in the Eastern Cape was the highest with 87%.

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Mpethseni said they had led a massive registration blitz around the province over the voter registration weekend.

"The organisations' leaderships visited taxi ranks, malls, churches, conducted door to door and a number of public venues to encourage South Africans to take advantage of their hard-won right to vote."

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The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) said that the past weekend's voter registration had been one of the busiest in recent years adding that more than 2.7-million people visited voting stations during the registration drive.

The IEC said that 1,390,861 registered in their current voting district, 885,758 changed their registration to a new voting district and 490,520 were voters registering for the first time.

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