Section 24A votes posed risks of double voting

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The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says the final report of Statistics South Africa has found that the use of the Section 24A votes posed negligible risks of double voting in the general elections.

A number of political parties had expressed concern about the incidence of alleged double voting using the so called Section 24A votes. Stats SA then conducted a study of a statistically reliable sample of voting stations.

The IEC says that it is satisfied that there was no significant deviation with previous elections in this regard. The commission says it was satisfied that the elections were free and fair when it released the final results on Saturday.

More than 20 people had allegedly been caught casting double votes, 17 of them in Dannhauser in KwaZulu-Natal.

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