File: An anonymous person (hand) dropping a ballot paper into the ballot box at one of the IEC's voting stations in the Free State.
JOHANNESBURG - Here's what you need to avoid when casting your vote at the polls on 8 May.
Q: What is a spoilt ballot?
A: If you put your cross next to more than one political party on each ballot paper. Your vote will also be considered spoilt if your cross is unclear on the ballot paper.
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Note: Information provided by the Independent Electoral Commission.