South Africa will hold its 6th democratic national and provincial elections on May 8.
A record 48 political parties will contest the this year’s elections, 19 more parties on the ballot paper compared to the last general elections in 2014.
According to IEC chief electoral officer Sy Mamabolo, South Africa’s voters’ roll contains 26 756 898 voters, of whom 55 percent are women and 45 percent are men.
Young voters under the age of 29 constitute 20 percent of the total voters roll.
Voters will cast their votes at 22 924 voting stations across the country.
Would the identity of a political party’s funders affect whether you vote for them? Take today’s poll.
Previous poll results:
Question: Are political parties inciting protests as an electioneering ploy?
Result: Only 3.6% of readers don’t believe that electioneering is behind the recent protests in South Africa. A staggering 87.3% of readers believe that political parties may be to blame for the recent surge in protests across the country, while 9.1% think citizens are willing to protest for the slightest reason.
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