The Electoral Commission has in December announced 3-4 February as the second and final voter registration weekend for South Africa’s 2024 National and Provincial Elections.
The country’s 23 296 voting stations will open from 08h00 to 17h00 on Saturday 3 February and Sunday 4 February 2024 to allow new voters to register and existing voters to inspect and if necessary update their registration details.
According to the Electoral Commission, citizens aged 16 years and older can register to vote but need to provide a South African identity document (ID) i.e. either a green bar-coded ID book, smartcard ID or a valid temporary ID certificate.
In its statement, IEC said when registering, voters will also need to provide their address or a description of where they live to allow the Electoral Commission to place them on the correct segment of the voters’ roll. However, proof of an address is not a requirement to register as a voter.
For those who are dependent on online registration, the IEC said the online voter registration portal remains available until the date of proclamation of the elections for first-time voters to register and for those who are already registered to update their registration details.
Registered voters can visit the Electoral Commission website (www.elections.org.za) to check their current registration details and voting station location. They can also SMS their ID number to 32810 to receive an SMS containing the address of their voting station (charged at R1).
For more information, the Electoral Commission’s contact centre continues to be operational to assist citizens with queries and information about the registration process and information related to location of voting station. The contact centre, which can be reached on 0800 11 8000 operates from 08h00 to 17h00 weekdays.
Our local Electoral Commission Office can be reached at 104 Monument St, Krugersdorp or call 011 951 2314.
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