2019 South African general election: Analysis and News

9 million eligible voters did not register - Melanie Verwoerd

With just weeks to go before the 2019 general elections, how many people have registered to cast their votes?

2019 has seen the highest number of registered voters since 1994.

Pippa Hudson spoke analyst and former MP Melanie Verwoerd about the diversity of the registered voters.

About 26.7 million voters have registered for this upcoming elections. Interestingly that is still nine million short of people who could have registered.

Melanie Verwoerd, former MP

Read: IEC receives objections to 53 candidates across nine political parties

Almost 2.7 million more women registered than men.

Melanie Verwoerd, former MP

Also Read: IEC launches online platform to combat fake news

Only about 15.6% of those who are eligible to vote have registered.

Melanie Verwoerd, former MP

Verwoerd says this year, 48 parties have registered for the 2019 election.

Listen to the full interview below...


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