How the Overstrand Voted
Dayne Elizabeth Nel
There are 49 699 voters registered in the Overtstrand, but only 38 615 managed to make it to the polls last Wednesday.
A total of 287 votes were spoilt.
The DA managed to maintain their stronghold in most of the wards in the Overstrand except Ward 5, 6 and 12 in Zwelihle and Ward 1 encompassing Kleinbaai, Franskraal and Masekhane.
The DA’s strongest constituency is Ward 3, where they received in excess of 90% of the votes.
The other parties received only155 votes collectively.
The EFF received 564 votes, or 1.47% of the total votes in the Overstrand.
Hawston is the closest contested area and should prove interesting to watch in the municipal elections.
The DA walked away with 49.44% of the votes in Hawston with the ANC hot on their blue heels with 40.41%.
Voter turn-out within the four municipality in the Overberg were as follows:
- Overstrand - 78%
- Cape Agulhas - 73%
- Swellendam - 70%
- Theewaterskloof - 69%