In Durban, Natal Province, voting began early Oct 14 in the Provincial Council elections. Among?
LV Election banners.
SV Banner 'Jacobs United Party'.
SV Voters around table at Jacobs/Kerdachi (Independent) polling point.
SV Voters around table at another Jacobs (U.P.) Kerdachi (Independent) polling point.
CV Voters with officials at table.
CV Man with child at table.
CV Group around table.
SV People outer time to vote.
SV People at table outside school..Shearer (Federal) Spence (U.P.)
SV Elderly voters arrive.
SV Shearer shakes hands with voter.
SV Activity at Essery (U.P.) Martin (Federal Party) voting point.
MV Essery assists voters baby out of car.
LV Polling point.
SV Poster- Boyd (Ind.) Wood (U.S.)
SV Girl away from camera to vote.
CV Women officials at table assist voter.
CV Boyd/Wood chat.
SV Big queue of voters towards and of day.
SV Queue of voters.
CV Candidates helper exhorts.
SV Another helper exhorts.
SV Crowd round tables.
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Background: In Durban, Natal Province, voting began early Oct 14 in the Provincial Council elections. Among the voters: teenagers of 18 and over with the right to vote for the first time.
Watching voters arrive were Africans with no vote. The main issue in Durban was between the ruling United Party in the Province and its splinter 'Progressive' Independents.
The minority Federal Party vote was substantially depleted. But though the United Party maintained their rule of the Province, the Government Nationalist Party won the election - with a small increase in its majority.
In terms of votes cast the Nationalists and the United Party were about equal - whereas Prime Minister Verwoerd had hoped for an unmistakable public endorsement of his racial policies.