Youth the priority in province
THE YOUTH vote is a priority for the Western Cape branch of the IEC as it prepares to register more than 1 million eligible voters this weekend.
Western Cape provincial electoral officer Courtney Sampson said about 70 percent, or 2.6 million of the province’s 3.7m eligible voters had already registered. The IEC planned to register the remaining 1.1 million people at the province’s 1 578 voting registration stations, across 25 municipalities and 387 wards, by aiming its campaign at the youth.
“We are happy with the number of registrations so far, but our primary focus this weekend will be on the youth. We know they are exposed to a number of issues like poverty, drugs and teenage pregnancy, and want to make it as easy as possible for them to register, and to vote,” he said.
To register, eligible voters need their green bar-coded ID book, a temporary ID certificate (TIC) or a new smart card ID.
● To locate your local voting registration station, visit the IEC website or go to http:// map s . e l e c t i o n s . o r g . z a / vsfinder/.