Voters urged to update details for 2019 elections

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THE Electoral Commission urges all South Africa’s eligible voters to visit their voting stations over the weekend of 10 and 11 March 2018 as part of a national campaign to update the voters’ roll in preparation for the 2019 elections.

Also read: Ready to vote?

All 22 612 voting stations around the country will open for the public between 8am and 5pm 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.

Chief electoral officer, Sy Mamabolo, urged all voters to make every effort to visit their voting station during the weekend of the 10 and 11 March.

“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.”

The Contact Centre (0800 11 8000) has been activated from Monday to Friday during office hours to assist voters to find their correct voting station and to answer any queries.

Also read: Where to vote in Pinetown and surrounds

Registered voters can also SMS their ID number to 32810 to receive an SMS containing the address of their voting station (charged at R1).

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 so that the Electoral Commission places them in the correct voting district.

Proof of residence is not required.

 

 

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Khethukuthula Lembethe-Xulu

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