Goodluck Jonathan is concerned about SA voting procedures

Nigeria's former President Goodluck Jonathan, who is leading a team of election observers in South Africa, expressed alarm about the country's new registration procedures.

Goodluck Jonathan is concerned about SA voting procedures

"What we were a bit worried about is people who have not gone to their provinces to vote," according to the BBC. Previously, voters could easily cast their ballots in big cities such as Pretoria, Johannesburg, and Cape Town.

"However, this time, voters needed to apply to the electoral commission for reassignment if they wanted to vote outside their registered province."

Jonathan, who led Nigeria from 2010 to 2015, claims that many voters did not complete this process because they thought they could vote as usual.

The 66-year-old also believes that "confusion over the introduction of a third ballot, a move aimed at accommodating independent candidates for the first time in South Africa's history, could have ramifications."

"Voter education will need to take place even at the voting centres, which will slow down the process," according to him.