Municipal elections | IEC says 1.7 million registered to vote

eNCA's Heidi Giokos spoke with IEC deputy CEO Masego Sheburi. Courtesy of #DStv403

DURBAN - The Electoral Commission of South Africa says more than 1.7 million voters registered this weekend.

KwaZulu-Natal is leading with the highest number of registrations followed by Gauteng.

READ: IEC apologises for Voter Portal glitches

The IEC says the candidate lists for political parties will close on Tuesday at 5pm.

On Monday, the Constitutional Court ruled the IEC's decision to reopen the candidate lists is not unlawful, unconstitutional or invalid.

READ: 2021 Municipal Elections | DA loses ConCourt bid against IEC

The IEC has apologised for the glitches with the Voter Portal meant to allow people to register electronically until midnight on Monday.

The body has asked voters to be patient and continue trying to register.


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