NATIONAL – 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. All 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. The Electoral Commission has made an early start to the preparations of the 2019 elections. These elections are expected between May and August 2019.
Critically, this registration weekend is a milestone towards the culmination of a two-year project to obtain addresses for all registered voters. It is an opportunity to ensure that voters are registered in the correct voting district segments. South Africans might recall the ruling of the Constitutional Court in 2016 which gave the Electoral Commission until June 2018 to update the voters’ roll with all available addresses. 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 current voting station (charged at R1). Visit www.elections.org.za for further information.