A democratic society requires active citizens that exercise their democratic right to vote. The IEC is obliged by law to confirm addresses of all voters on the roll. In the absence thereof, people will not be permitted to vote and this could compromise the number of people that participate in the next election.
Therefore, the Electoral Commission urges all South Africa’s eligible voters to visit their voting stations over the weekend of 10 and 11 March 2018 to update the voters’ roll as part of a national campaign in preparation for the upcoming 2019 elections.
- 22 612 voting stations around the country will open for the public between 08h00 and 17h00 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 a copy of 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 2018.