WATCH | Coffee, cigarettes and small naps - a journalist's life during elections
From vote counting to politicians and IEC officials, getting every bit of information was the priority for newsrooms across the country.
But what was it like working behind the scenes?
Now that the elections are over, we thought we'd give you a glimpse into the life of a journalist working during elections.
Tip: It includes tons of coffee, make-shift nap pods and fighting for food.