Ngwathe municipal by-elections registration this weekend


Voting stations in Ward 11 in Ngwathe municipality will be open this weekend in preparation for the upcoming municipal by elections to be held on 14 November 2018. The ward became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor.

Aha-Setjhaba Primary School and Botjhabatsatsi Primary School will be open this Saturday, 29 September 2018 and Sunday, 30 September 2018, from 08h00 to 17h00 to allow all eligible voters to register and for current voters to check their registration details and to provide/update address details where necessary.

Voters are urged to take their identity document (ID) with them – either a green barcoded ID book, a smartcard ID, or a valid Temporary ID Certificate. They will also need to complete their physical home address on registration or provide sufficient particularities of their place of residence. Documented proof of address (e.g. a municipal account) is not required.

Voters may also check and update their details at their local (municipal) Electoral Commission (IEC) office weekdays during office hours.

Special voting will take place at voting stations as well as through home visits on 13 November 2018, between 08h00 and 17h00. Voters wishing to apply to cast a special vote can apply at their local IEC office during office hours between 29 October 2018 and 2 November 2018. Applications for special votes can also be made online via the IEC’s website,

The IEC reminds voters that it is a criminal offence to register and vote in a ward in which they are not ordinarily resident.