At Greenwood Primary School, ballet boxes were dropped off late and then a machine that scanned IDs failed to work causing further delays. Eventually, officials started to manually scan IDs.
There was a delay in the delivering of ballot papers at the Kabega Primary School voting station. Voting only commenced at about 07:20.
Voting ran smoothly in Forest Hill while Theo Potgieter, 20, an NMU fine arts student, braved the cold weather without any shoes.
Hundreds of people gathered in NU29, Motherwell, hours before the voting station even opened.
The station opened on time with voters briskly casting their ballots.
Nomisile Mountain, 60, of Motherwell, said she has voted in every election since 1994 but this year was different.
“I really like Cyril Ramaphosa. He is different,” she said.
There was a steady flow of voters in the Gelvandale and Helenvale areas with no incidents reported.
Voting was also running smoothly at the Westbourne Road Oval with no hiccups reported. About 400 people were queuing just before 9am. Presiding officer Bukeka Matinise said they expected about 3000 people to make their mark.
Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani arrived at the KwaMagxaki community hall at about 8.30am to cast his vote.