DA calls for a vote audit

The DA has served on the IEC over 2000 procedural objections, and a demand for an audit of votes cast on 8 May, and special votes cast on Monday on Tuesday.

Our demand is that the IEC must audit the numbers of ballot cast, against the crossed off voters’ rolls, and VEC 4 forms, to determine that the number of ballots cast is legitimate, and no double-voting has taken place.

This audit is necessitated by an overwhelming number of procedural errors committed by the IEC over Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from ink washing off, to VEC4 forms being overlooked, to multiple voting.

We anticipate that the IEC will complete this audit, and present the outcome, before declaring the Election results on Saturday. We reserve our rights to formally challenge the results if the audit reveals serious issues.

Additionally, we have learned tonight that numerous very small parties have filed a formal objection to the Election process, with the IEC. This has the potential, depending on the IEC response, to delay the finalization of the Election results, which we are closely monitoring.

For absolute clarity, the DA is not at this stage part of the formal objection, but we are independently seeking a Vote Audit and thereafter we may enter into a formal objection.

Let me again thank all DA structures who worked with passion, commitment, dedication and tirelessness throughout this campaign. We are well on track to build One South Africa for All, in a project that must continue toward Election 2021.

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4 Responses to “DA calls for a vote audit”

  1. Marie Bothma Says:

    Congratulations. We trust that the DA will keep their promises and that we can stand and work together like in the past. We would like to see that our Municipality will look after Paradise Beach especialky our roads that is horrible on this moment.
    Strength for the future.

  2. Noreen Says:

    I don’t believe the votes are correct. The percentage does not match the unsatisfied people who voted.
    Thank you for the audit request. Hopefully, it would make a difference

  3. Ronel Kotze Says:

    I person ally experienced a horrific case where an IEC official tried all I her power to prevent me to vote, even though my name was on the voters list and I was at voting station where I was registered. My only conclusion was because my son was dressed in a DA t-shirts.. The snr official told the jnr i she must give me ballot papers.. It took 45min before I eventually received my two ballotd

    • Ronel Kotze Says:

      I person ally experienced a horrific case where an IEC official tried all I her power to prevent me to vote, even though my name was on the voters list and I was at voting station where I was registered. My only conclusion was because my son was dressed in a DA t-shirts.. The snr official told the jnr i she must give me ballot papers.. It took 45min before I eventually received my two ballotd

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