IEC receives 579 objections – SABC News

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The Electoral Commission (IEC) says 100% of the national election results captured and issued. However, they have received 579 objections.

The objections were filed before the results were finalised. Political parties had until six pm to lodge their objections.

IEC chairperson Mosotho Moepya was speaking to media at the National Results Centre in Midrand in Gauteng on Saturday night.

Moepya says the 579 objections may increase a little because there may be others we have to work on.

There are generally six themes that were noted in the objections lodged.

“Instances were result processes were still not completed when the objections were filed with us. Secondly allegations by a third party saying a specific person told me that they voted for me or for my party but in that voting station we cannot see that result. Thirdly there are allegations under oath by a voter that his or her vote(s) did not reflect in a particular station and where such a voter has in fact provided a basis for the Commission to assess his or her claim. Fourth, there are people asking about seat allocation and saying what are the kind of things you will consider when you do seat allocations. Fifth there are people raising matters connected to the conduct of these elections. And the last theme those persons raising issues impacting on either the conduct or training of electoral officials,” says Moepya.

There are 10 window edits that have been authorised which are opportunities to be able to align slips with captured results. And they have been dealt with.

The effects of opening edit windows is that you will see the results on the leader board reversing and going forward.

A number of parties have raised objections including the MK Party, the EFF, Rise Mzansi, the ACDP and the ACT.

IEC Media Briefing | 1 June 2024:


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