Elections in South Africa: advance voting begins Elections in South Africa: advance voting begins

Elections in South Africa: advance voting begins

Elections in South Africa: advance voting begins
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South Africans who received special permission to vote early cast their votes on Monday ahead of the main election on Wednesday.

Many residents eagerly sat in their nursing homes to cast their special ballots, avoiding the long lines expected on voting day.

The special voting process is for registered voters who are unable to travel to a polling place due to physical conditions such as disability, pregnancy or advanced age.

Staff from the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) also visited elderly people at their homes to help them exercise their right to vote and explained the process to them.

South Africa's elections will determine how weary the country has become of the ruling African National Congress party, in power since the end of the white minority apartheid system 30 years ago.

The main election day will take place on Wednesday and voters will cast ballots in all nine provinces.

It will decide the composition of the national and provincial legislatures.

Results are expected in a few days.

Nearly 28 million people out of a population of 62 million are registered to vote in what is only the seventh fully democratic national election held in the country since the dismantling of apartheid.

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