The two voter registration weekends may have passed but the registration process is still open for those who didn’t make it.
All they have to do is visit their nearest Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) offices, with their South African ID book or smart card. While a proof of residence is not necessary, it does help in instances where voters do not know their voting districts. It is a criminal offence to vote in a district in which one does not reside.
Voting for the local government elections is set to take place on Wednesday, August 3. But this will only be confirmed when the president proclaims the date. After proclamation, no further voter registration will be possible. This makes it urgent to register because the proclamation will happen without notice.
The voters roll shows that 24.3-million voters have registered out of a total of 34-million eligible citizens. Therefore, over 70% of those eligible to vote have registered thus far.
If you have moved to another area or province, you are required to re-register for that area. Once registered, you will get a sticker as proof. To find your nearest IEC office or to check your registration details, go to www.elections.org.za