EFF sees red over problems with voting devices


The Red Berets are not happy that some of the Electoral Commission’s electronic voting devices are causing problems.

The EFF says these technical problems force electoral officials to make use of the physical voter roll “which is seriously worrying, as it takes time, and compromises the accuracy of the voting system”.

Sixolise Gcilishe, the EFF’s election spokesperson, says the party has already heard from several voters who, because of the problems, finally gave up after the long hours of standing and waiting in a row and went home without drawing their cross.

“This puts our democratic process at risk.”

Gcilishe says the EFF sincerely hopes that there is really something wrong with the IEC’s electronic voting devices and that these delays are not a cunning ploy by the IEC to bring about an unplanned second voting day.

“The EFF calls on the IEC to urgently address this issue and get the system back online as soon as possible to prevent this critical election from being compromised.

“We also further call on all Freedom Fighters and supporters of the EFF to practice patience and to remember that the opportunity to elect competent leadership will indeed make the wait worth it.”