Voters make their mark in Sea Point

South Africa - Cape Town - 8 May 2019 - Residents on the Atlantic Seaboard queue in Sea Point to cast their vote. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)

People are queuing outside the Sea Point Fisheries Garages waiting to cast their vote. The 6th democratic national and provincial elections are taking place today in South Africa.  A record 48 political parties will contest this year’s elections, 19 more parties on the ballot paper compared to the last general elections in 2014. According to IEC, South Africa’s voters’ roll contains 26 756 898 voters, of whom 55 percent are women and 45 percent are men.