I know we're still a while away from the results being in, but thought it might be a good idea to start taking views on how the elections went.
I've got to say I'm pretty disappointed to hear of IEC staff involved with irregularities. Hopefully nothing too significant, but the odd rotten apple really does leave a sour taste. That said, it seems the IEC has taken prompt action.
The other problems really seem to come down to logistics. The shortage of ballots at some stations doesn't make sense seeing as the number of registered voters is known. Hopefully it turns out to be a case of people who did not vote at the station they're registered at was a lot higher than expected, but it warrants close scrutiny.
We still have long queues at some voting stations, and really short queues at others. Where I voted didn't have a queue to speak of - from walking in the front gate to out again was about 20 minutes. And yet the voting station over the hill was much busier.
What was your queue experience?
As usual, everyone seemed to be in high spirits. That's one thing we really seemed to have got right in SA. There's this really positive vibe at the polling stations