THE Nelson Mandela Bay Metro has the most newly-registered voters in the Eastern Cape for the 2019 National and Provincial Elections taking place tomorrow, May 8.
This was found after the final registration weekend in January when Bay residents visited various voting stations to register for the upcoming elections.
According to the provincial electoral officer in the Eastern Cape, Kayakazi Magudumana, out of 84 604 newly-registered voters in the Eastern Cape, a total of 14 084 people are newly-registered voters that reside in the Nelson Mandela Metro.
â€œIt has been concluded that 7 459 women, together with 6 625 men, have registered in the Nelson Mandela Metro.
â€œIt has also been noted that more women than men have registered for the upcoming elections,â€? Magudumana said.
The most newly-registered voters in the Eastern Cape are between the ages of 20 and 29 (with a total of 46 365), including a total of 20 969 between the ages of 18 and 19 years.
In addition, it has been recorded that for the special votes application period from April 4 to 18, the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro has the second highest number of home visitations, with 6 763 applications.
According to the Electoral Commission of South Africa communications officer, Julie Stanworth, the relevant officials have been trained on the special votes processes and assure voters that these ballots will be kept in secure storage facilities which have been vetted by the State Security Agency.
What to expect when at the voting station