South Africans are reminded by the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) that they should register this weekend to vote in the 2024 national elections.
Citizens are welcome to register to vote from 18 to 19 November 2023 from 08:00 to 17:00 at one of the 22 300 voting stations that are available countrywide.
According to IEC, all South African citizens aged 16 years or older can register to vote, but in order to vote they need to be 18 years or older.
“To register you need a South African identity document – either a green barcoded ID book, an ID smartcard, or a valid temporary ID certificate. To register you must also provide an address or description of where you live so that the IEC can place you in the correct ward and voting district. No proof of address is needed.”
In order to vote in the 2024 elections, citizens are advised to register at the voting station for the voting district where they live, and vote where they have registered.
To find your correct voting station use the IEC voting station finder app at https://maps.elections.org.za/vsfinder/.
“To register you must also provide an address or description of where you live so that the IEC can place you in the correct ward and voting district. No proof of address is needed,” IEC advised.
“South Africa’s 2024 elections must be held between May and August 2024. The exact date will be announced by the President early in 2024.”
Visit https://www.elections.org.za/pw/Voter/How-Do-I-Register for more information regarding the registration period.
Compiled by Gypseenia Lion