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South Africa Electoral Body Receiving ‘Special Vote’ Application

South Africa’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is receiving applications for a “special voting” privilege from prospective voters who would be allowed to vote before the scheduled May 7 general election date, according to Kate Bapela, spokesperson of the electoral commission. Officials say April 17 will be the closing date for the submission of the special voting application. The chief electoral officer will determine whether applicants meet the requirement for the special...

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