Knysna-Plett Herald

Your laste chance to to register to vote

- Blake Linder

REGIONAL - Potential voters can register this weekend to make their mark in the upcoming local government elections, which are set to be held on 1 November.

After months of toing and froing about whether or not the 2021 local government elections will actually take place this year, on Friday 3 September the Constituti­onal Court ruled against the Independen­t Electoral Commission's (IEC) applicatio­n to postpone the elections from 27 October to February 2022.

The court ruled that the elections must go ahead between 27 October and 1 November. The IEC duly announced that it will re-open voter registrati­on, and the dates have been set for Saturday and Sunday, 18 and 19 September. Voting stations will be open on both days between 08:00 and 17:00 for people to register or check their registrati­on status. People will also be able to update their address and voter details if they have moved recently.

If you do not want to physically visit the voting station, you can check your voter registrati­on status online at the IEC website (www., or SMS your ID number to 32810 to check your registrati­on status (R1 per SMS). You can also update your physical address on the IEC website, but if you have to register, you will need to visit a voting station.

If you are unsure of what or where your local voting station is, you can find out using the IEC's voting station finder on its website. None of the voting stations have changed in Plettenber­g Bay, but in Knysna the voting station for voting district 97270218 has changed from the Knysna Vineyard Church to the Loerie Park Clubhouse.

 ?? Photo: Blake Linder ?? The voting station at Brackenhil­l in Knysna.
Photo: Blake Linder The voting station at Brackenhil­l in Knysna.

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