South Africans head to the polls on 8 May 2019 to vote in the country’s sixth national elections. Over 26.7 million people registered to vote in the 2019 elections, with around 70% of that number (18.7 million) expected to actually show up to vote today. The country’s close to 23,000 voting stations will remain open through to 21:00 this evening, with vote counts updating throughout the day. All results and information will come from the IEC’s Elections Results Centre in Pretoria.
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The country’s general news outlets will cover the elections throughout the day – with elections maps, and live feeds from the results centre.
These dedicated portals can be found below:
- News24 Elections 2019
- EWN General Elections 2019
- TimesLive Election Results Map
- eNCA Elections 2019
- IOL #Elections2019
- Mail & Guardian Elections Portal
Official results will be available from the IEC directly, using its results portal:
The final pronouncement of the 2019 election results are expected to made on Saturday, 11 May 2019.
In the 2014 elections, the ANC won 62.2% of the vote, with the DA securing 22.0% as the country’s official opposition. The EFF, which contested the national vote for the first time that year, debuted at 6.4% of the vote.
Looking at predictions for 2019, eyes will be on the ANC which is largely expected to show a decline in support (to between 55% and 60%) with the DA anticipated to also show a drop, or remain fairly flat (18% to 20%).
The EFF, meanwhile, is expected to show a major boost in support numbers, with some outlets expecting around double the support (between 11% and 14%).