Another gripe was that the ink used by the Electoral Commission washed off too easily.
The complaints about the T-shirts came from the DA and COPE, while the UDM complained about the ink.
In Port Elizabeth, the ANC had issues with DA leader Helen Zille’s visit to a voting station.
At the Port Elizabeth City Hall, the ANC handed out T-shirts as voters queued at the City Hall.
ANC-branded vehicles also played the party’s election and 2012 Mangaung elective conference songs.
DA premier candidate Athol Trollip said with the exception of the T-shirts, the party was happy with the process.
“There were a couple of problems with ballot papers arriving late … but even in areas like Sterkspruit, where we were expecting problems, people were voting. The early indication was that voters were coming out in their numbers, but some voting stations opened late.
“However, the ANC’s total disregard for the law by handing out T-shirts, campaigning and running out of ballot papers was shocking,” Trollip said.
Zille, who jetted into Port Elizabeth yesterday shortly after casting her vote in Cape Town, received a hero’s welcome when she popped into one of the voting stations in Motherwell.
It was in direct contrast to the angry reception she received at the Walmer Town Hall earlier.
“You are not allowed here. You cannot come and campaign here. Go dance in Cape Town. This is Walmer,” ANC voters shouted at her.