IEC Verification process

Kopano Dibakwane

Graskop resident heeded the call by IEC (Independent Electoral Commission) on the weekend of 10th and 11th March, to confirm their details prior to the anticipated National Elections in 2019.

The Graskop Town Hall was the designated voting station whereby residents, of permissible voting age, went to check and confirm their residential addresses.

GPS News visited the Town Hall to capture the event. Residents wore smiles subsequent to undergoing the verification process. The residents credited a team of service-driven IEC officials who conducted their work with the utmost patience, kindness and overall professionalism.

“Everything went very well. I thought it was going to be a long process, but the IEC officials know what they are doing. I’m ready for next year’s elections,” said a satisfied resident.

Former Mpumalanga MEC for Culture, Sports and Recreation, Fish Mahlalela, was spotted outside the Town Hall addressing party members under a big ANC gazebo. Also in attendance at the voting station was DA PR Councillor, Dr David Ligthelm accompanied by his wife and fellow party member, Hettie.

Young people came out in reasonable numbers to support the initiative. More than 30 new registrations were recorded at the time of GPS News’ visit to the voting station, but the IEC officials were confident that the number will probably increase by close of business.

The IEC officials also congratulated the residents for cooperating.

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