"This report deals with the actual election phase. Every stage of this process went fairly smoothly. The IEC therefore achieved its overall goal of effectively implementing a successful election. However there are areas that still need attention. As the PEO readily acknowledged, there are many challenges that came to light during the electoral process that need urgent attention in order to ensure flawless elections in future. Amongst the many challenges is the need to improve on the training and skills level of electoral staff manning polling stations, as well as training voters on the actual voting procedures."