DA calls for more visible policing when ballot papers are transported

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The DA is deeply concerned by the confirmed theft of ballot papers that were being transported in Johannesburg. These ballot papers were for Ward 29 and 31 in Soweto.

The DA has urgently enquired into what steps the IEC will be taking to invalidate these ballot papers ahead of 03 August 2016. We have also requested increased visible police protection of ballot papers, when they are being transported.

These local government elections will be the most important since 1994. The DA and the ANC are neck-and-neck in Johannesburg, Tshwane, Nelson Mandela Bay, and many other municipalities across South Africa.

It is essential that these elections are free and fair, and that every precautionary step be taken to ensure that any vote-rigging will not only be impossible, but met with the full might of the law.

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2 Responses to DA calls for more visible policing when ballot papers are transported

  1. Idle Phaedrus July 29, 2016 at 5:40 pm #

    I think it just important that there is an audit of unused ballot papers after the poll along with used ballot papers during the poll. As far as I understand it more than three times the number of ballot papers required for the poll have been printed. We need to know where ALL of these are afterwards.

    This is especially important with regards used ballot papers that were just ‘dumped’ after the last elections. Alex comes to mind, and the EFF complained about that specifically if I recall correctly after the last elections.

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