2014 elections - the stats you should know

Monday, May 5, 2014

As the nation gets ready to go to the polls on Wednesday, below is a glimse of a few interesting stats:

25 million

The number of South Africans registered to vote in the 2014 National and Provincial elections.

58 million

The number of ballot papers to be distributed to the IEC’s nine provincial warehouses.

29

The number of political parties on the ballot paper for the 2014 National and Provincial elections.

26 000

The number of voters who successfully applied to cast their ballots at 116 SA missions around the world.

8 651

The number of candidates standing for election on the regional, national and provincial lists of 45 participating political parties.

22 263

The number of voting stations across the country.

450

The number of computers at the IEC Results Operations Centre in Pretoria.

31

The number of media houses represented, stationed at the IEC Results Operations Centre in Pretoria.

20 000

The number of law enforcement officers to be deployed across the country to ensure security during voting.

200

The number of people who will be able to simultaneously connect to the wireless network at the IEC Results Centre in Pretoria.

 - SAnews.gov.za

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