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South Africa elections 2024: Can ANC overcome challenge from Zuma, DA, EFF and others? - BBC News South Africa elections 2024: Can ANC overcome challenge from Zuma, DA, EFF and others? - BBC News
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BBC News, Alexandra in Johannesburg
Seventy-five-year-old Seipati Julia Ntseie dressed up in an elegant green dress two days ago to vote – at home.
She lives in Alexandra township in Johannesburg – and like other such neighbourhoods of cities where many people were forced to live during the apartheid era – voting can be challenging for an elderly person or someone with a disability.
This because in those areas, many polling stations are not within walking distance or readily accessible via public transport.
So the Independent Election Commission (IEC) sends officials to their residences carrying ballots and ballot boxes. This happened on Monday.
"I am happy that the IEC still remembers us and visits us at home," Nteseie told the BBC.
Electoral officials also paid visits to some of her neighbours, who also needed help casting their votes.
A total of 295,731 South Africans registered to vote at home or other places of residence, such as hospitals, retirement centres or health care facilities because of their age or an infirmity.
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