The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) urges everyone to visit their registered voting station. Everyone should check or update their existing details well in advance of the 2019 general elections.
Voters should take a copy of their barcoded ID book, smart card ID or temporary ID certificate along with them
The update process takes place on 10 and 11 March 2018. They have launched this as part of a national campaign to prepare the voters’ roll.
There are 22 612 voting stations around the country that will be open between 8am and 5pm. New voters over 18 years of age should register. They will also handle existing voters who have moved to a new area to re-register in their new voting district. Some registered voters might also have incomplete or incorrect information on the roll and can update this as well.
Chief electoral officer, Sy Mamabolo, urges all voters to to visit their local voting station during this upcoming weekend.
“The voters’ roll is the bedrock of electoral integrity. Its quality is the foundation for credible, free and fair elections. This includes making sure all eligible voters are registered in the correct segment of the voters’ roll. The requisite quality of the voters’ roll depends on the support and participation of voters and all stakeholders.”
At the voting station voters will be assisted to complete a registration form providing their home address so that the IEC can places them in the correct voting district. Proof of residence is not required to update your address.
How Do You Find Out If You Are Registered?
- Registered voters can SMS their ID number to 32810 to receive an SMS containing the address of their voting station (charged at R1).
- There is also a call centre. Voters can phone 0800 11 8000 on Monday to Friday during office hours. They will assist voters to find their correct voting station and to answer any queries.