The Electoral Commission will urgently conduct an audit of results and votes cast in a sample of voting stations to
ascertain if double voting occurred.
This come after 4 people were arrested in KwaZulu-Natal municipalities for “double voting”, provincial Electoral Commission of SA (IEC)
The arrests were made in Port Shepstone, Hluhluwe and Danhauser, IEC deputy electoral officer Mawethu Mosery said.
The audit will cover a statistically representative sample of voting stations as well as
all voting stations where complaints or allegations of double voting have been
received. The final number and selection of the sample will be determined in
conjunction with expert statisticians.
The process was endorsed by political parties in the party liaison committee today.
The audit will involve the capture of information showing the ID numbers of voters
who cast votes at each voting station from the “zip-zip” scanners and completed
VEC 4 forms.
This data will then be cross-referenced and compared to identify any instances of
multiple voting to help establish scientifically whether such instances were isolated or
systemic and what the material impact is, if any, to the results.
In most voting districts the VEC 4 forms and the zip-zips have already been returned
to local offices as part of the roll-back of materials following the conclusion of
The Electoral Commission has ordered the urgent docking of the zip-zip scanners to
upload what information has been captured relating to voter participation.
While two voters in Barberton, Mpumalanga, say they managed to cast more than one vote on Wednesday at different voting stations.