THE Independent Electoral Commission urges all South Africa’s eligible voters to visit their voting stations over the weekend of March 10 and 11 as part of a national campaign to update the voters’ roll in preparation for the 2019 elections.
More than 22 000 voting stations around the country will open for the public between 8am and 5pm over the weekend to:
- assist new voters to register;
- allow already registered voters who have moved since they registered to re-register in their correct voting district; and
- allow registered voters whose address details are not on the voters’ roll to provide this information or correct addresses if incorrect on the voters’ roll
South Africa citizens aged 16 and older and in possession of an official ID can register as voters.
Voters visiting their voting station should take their bar-coded ID book, smart card ID or temporary ID certificate.
They will be assisted to complete a registration form providing their home address at which they ordinarily reside which will allow the Electoral Commission to place them in the correct voting district. Proof of residence is NOT required.
The Contact Centre (0800 11 8000) has been activated Monday to Friday during office hours to assist voters to find their correct voting station and to answer any queries.
Registered voters can also SMS their ID number to 32810 to receive an SMS containing the address of their voting station (charged at R1).
An online facility (www.elections.org.za/MyIEC) is also available for registered voters with access to the internet to update and review their address online. These voters are urged to update their details before the end of May this year.