2019 South African general election: Analysis and News

Be vigilant and check your ballot paper is stamped, warns IEC

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) media liaison officer Trevor Davids has clarified some of the special voters' concerns that some ballot papers were not stamped.

Davids dismisses these claims as a hoax but made a call to all the voters to be vigilant when being given ballot papers.

He says ballot papers that are not stamped will not be counted.

Read: Many still undecided as voting clock ticks

The stamp must be at the back of the ballot paper and should be done in the presence of the voter.

Trevor Davids, Media liaison officer - IEC

We want the voters to check if there is a stamp at the back of their ballot papers.

Trevor Davids, Media liaison officer - IEC

If the ballot paper is not stamped, voters can report this to the IEC and should provide the voting station number, location and a description.

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


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