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Know the counting process

South Africans wait for the results of the 2014 Election.

How will the counting of votes be done?

• Counting will happen at each voting station.

• Officials employed by the IEC to assist during voting will also assist with counting, working in shifts allocated by the presiding officer.

• Votes can be counted at a central place if this will help ensure free and fair elections, or the votes can come from a mobile voting station.

• There will be observers, party/independent candidate agents and party representatives invited by the IEC to these venues to monitor if everything is done fairly and correctly.

• For the 2009 elections, there were improved controls over the record paper with the final results for a voting station.

• This had to be signed by the presiding officer and all political parties, and then scanned to create an immediate record.

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