130 000 new voters register in Eastern Cape

A record 25.3 million South Africans are registered and ready to vote in the 2014 national and provincial elections following a highly successful final registration weekend which saw 1 259 560 new voters registering.

Win Kouga

The new registrations lifted the overall registration level  to 80.5 percent of all eligible voters today.

Combined with the 1.1 million new voters who registered for the first time in November, some 2.3 million new voters will have been added onto voters’ roll for the first time since 8 November 2013.

Encouragingly, 79.89 percent of all new registrations this weekend – or 1 006 260 – are voters under the age of 30. This included:

  • 691 002 voters aged 20 – 29
  • 255 398 voters aged 18 and 19
  •  59 860 voters aged 16 and 17

A further 1.48 million registered voters also used the weekend opportunity to change their new voting station.

In terms of new registrations, the following are the provincial totals:

Eastern Cape: 130 072 new voters (10.33 percent)
Free State: 70 161 new voters (5.57 percent)
Gauteng: 339 728 new voters (26.97 percent)
KwaZulu-Natal: 298 652 new voters (23.71 percent)
Limpopo: 86 835 new voters (6.89 percent)
Mpumalanga: 97 732 new voters (7.76 percent)
North West: 74 389 new voters (5.91 percent)
Northern Cape: 25 332 new voters (2.01 percent)
Western Cape: 136 659 new voters (10.85 percent)

DA one nation

The overall registration level against estimated eligible population for the provinces is as follows:

Eastern Cape: 85.3 percent
Free State: 85.8 percent
Gauteng: 77.0 percent
KwaZulu-Natal: 83.6 percent
Limpopo: 81.0 percent
Mpumalanga: 77.3 percent
North West: 78.5 percent
Northern Cape: 84.3 percent
Western Cape: 77.8 percent

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