Voter registration delayed

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The Commission resolved to reschedule the voter registration weekend from 17-18 July to the weekend of 31 July – 1 August.

Vaalweekblad reports, the decision was made following a review of the current conditions including rate of infections and hospitalizations over the past seven days and its impact on preparations for the registration weekend.

The two-week postponement will have a knock-on effect on certain dates and activities associated with the proclamation and election including delaying proclamation by four days until 6 August.

However, the Commission remains confident that successful elections can be held within a reduced election timetable of 82 days rather than the original 86 days.