Voter regis­tra­tion week­end an­nounced

Eyethu Baywatch - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Larry Bent­ley

THE Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (IEC) has an­nounced the dates for the sec­ond and fi­nal voter regis­tra­tion week­end for the 2019 na­tional and pro­vin­cial elec­tions.

The coun­try’s 22 932 vot­ing sta­tions will open from 8am to 5pm on Satur­day, 26 Jan­uary and Sun­day, 27 Jan­uary to al­low first-time vot­ers to reg­is­ter and ex­ist­ing vot­ers to up­date and check their regis­tra­tion de­tails.

Cur­rently there are 26.1 mil­lion reg­is­tered vot­ers on the na­tional com­mon vot­ers’ roll, and it is hoped that at least one mil­lion vot­ers will be added to the vot­ers’ roll ahead of the 2019 elec­tions.

The Elec­toral Com­mis­sion is also hope­ful that vot­ers who are al­ready reg­is­tered will use the op­por­tu­nity to visit their vot­ing sta­tion to check their regis­tra­tion, and specif­i­cally to con­firm and up­date their ad­dress 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 their regis­tra­tion sta­tus and the ad­dress of their vot­ing sta­tion (charged at R1).

Un­reg­is­tered vot­ers can in­sert their ad­dress in the Vot­ing Sta­tion Fin­der ap­pli­ca­tion on the web­site (http://maps.elec­tions.org.za/vs­finder/) to find their cor­rect vot­ing sta­tion or call the call cen­tre.

An on­line fa­cil­ity (www.elec­tions. org.za/MyIEC) is also avail­able for reg­is­tered vot­ers with ac­cess to the in­ter­net to up­date and re­view their ad­dresses on­line.

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