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Early Voting Begins In South Africa Ahead Of Wednesday’s Elections

South Africans who were granted special permission to vote early started casting their votes on Monday ahead of Wednesday’s elections.

South Africans who received special permission to vote early began casting their ballots on Monday, in advance of the main elections scheduled for Wednesday.

Many residents at retirement homes took part in this special voting process to avoid the long lines anticipated on the official voting day.

The special voting is intended for registered voters who are unable to travel to a voting station due to physical challenges such as disability, pregnancy, or advanced age. Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) staff visited the homes of elderly voters, assisting them with the voting process and ensuring they understood how to cast their ballots.

This election will reflect public opinion on the ruling African National Congress (ANC), which has been in power since the end of apartheid 30 years ago.

On Wednesday, voters across all nine provinces will head to the polls. The election will determine the makeup of both the national and provincial legislatures, with results expected within days.

Approximately 28 million of South Africa’s 62 million citizens are registered to vote in this election, which will be the country’s seventh fully democratic national election since apartheid ended.

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