We’re up and running on Election Day, as millions of South Africans flock to the polls on Wednesday morning. We’ve already seen some disruptions sparked by township protests, but it seems the IEC have another issue on their hands.
Voting stations on the move
The Electoral Commission have confirmed that several voting stations have had to be moved, with “unforeseen circumstances” blamed for the confusion. There have been multiple instances in the Western Cape, and a few dotted around the north-east of Mzansi.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the voting station at Nomzamo Community Hall has moved to Emfundisweni Pre-school at 19718 Simon Street, Strand, Cape town, for voting tomorrow, #8May, in #SAElections2019. Please RT.
— IEC South Africa (@IECSouthAfrica) May 7, 2019
We’ve put together a quick list of all the venues that have been altered over the past 24 hours. Some voting stations have also been moved on Wednesday morning: We will add any further updates we get on this situation as and when we receive them. Here’s what you need to know.
Voting stations which have moved location on Wednesday 8 May:
- The station at CRC Church in Pretoria East has moved to Willows Methodist Church on 224 Meerlust Street.
In the Western Cape:
- The voting station at Laerskool Montagu has moved to Montagu High School at 2 Kohler Street, in Montagu South, Langeberg.
- The station at Lwandle Community Hall (Umanyano) has moved to the Assemblies of God Back to God at 31029 Nonkqubel, Lwandle, Somerset West, Cape Town.
- The station at Nomzamo Community Hall has moved to Emfundisweni Pre-school at 19718 Simon Street, Strand, Cape town
- Due to unforeseen circumstances, the voting station at Life Church has moved to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Mousebird Way, Somerset West, Cape Town.
- The station at Bellville Civic Centre for elections. Has moved to Northlink College on Voortrekker.
- Edgemead Community Hall’s station has been shifted to Edgemead Church.
- The voting station at Mphahlele Traditional Office has moved to Solly Colman Hall at Seleteng, Lepele-Nkumpi, Mphahlele in Limpopo.
- Vuwani has been blighted by the threat of protest action and citizens have stated their refusal to vote. But the voting station in the area is up and running… even if it wasn’t fully constructed until this morning:
— African Child (@ZikhonaTshona) May 8, 2019
- The station at Molepo Primary School has moved to AME Church in Molepo, Polokwane.
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