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who votes? preliminary findings from an exit survey of voters in the 2019 national elections - Johannesburg

Marcel Paret
Senior Research Associate, Centre for Social Change, University of Johannesburg
Assistant PRofessor, Sociology Department, University of Utah

Carin Runciman
Associate Professor, Centre for Social Change, University of Johannesburg


On 8 May 2019, South Africans went to the polls to vote in the sixth national election of the democratic era.  THe election was a test of strength for the ruling African National Congress (ANC), which saw declining electroal support over the previous decade.  After rising from 62.6 percent in 1994, to 66.4 percent in 1999 and 69.7 percent in 2004, support for the ANC dipped back down to 65.9 percent in 2009 and 62.2 percent in 2014.

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Last Updated: 10/16/19