EC spokesperson Kate Bapela answers three key election questions

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Ferial Haffajee – 21 May 2024

This article originally appeared as an elections newsletter by Ferial Haffajee. Here, we break down everything you need to know before the big vote. In this edition, we asked IEC spokesperson Kate Bapela to answer three crucial election questions, and we share the most important election information you need to know this week.

1. What happens to the additional votes an independent candidate may get?

If an independent candidate obtains votes that entitles them to more than one seat, that candidates’ additional seat is forfeited. For more, see here…