IEC: 65.5% Voter Turnout For 2019 Elections

A small queue of voters standing outside the Hector Peterson Library in Lwandle waiting to vote on 8 May 2019. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

The Independent Electoral Commission has confirmed national voter turnout was just over 65.5%.

That is considerably lower than the national elections in 2014 when more than 73% of registered voters turned out to make their mark.

This year, close to 10 million South Africans did not vote because they were not registered.

There were more than 26 million registered voters this year, with 55% being women and 45% men.

That represents 74.6% of the total voting age population.