Voter registration weekend for Mnquma Municipality ward by-election

APRIL 19, 2017
Voter registration weekend for Mnquma Municipality ward by-election

Voter registration will be held this weekend for a municipal ward by-election scheduled to take place in the Eastern Capeon Wednesday 14 June 2017. Two other by-elections will also take place in Mpumalanga and Northern Cape on the same day.

"Voting stations in the wards listed below will open this Saturday 22 April and Sunday 23 April from 08h00 to 17h00to allow all eligible voters to register and for existing voters to check their registration details and to provide/update address details where necessary," says the Electoral Commission.

"Voters should take their ID document 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 IEC office during office hours on weekdays.

Voters are reminded that it is a criminal offence to register and vote in a ward in which they are not ordinarily resident.

Eastern Cape:

A by-election will be held for Ward 15 in EC122– Mnquma with 3 592 registered voters which became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor.

Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number

Voting Station Details

10910012

LOWER NQANCULE JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

10910034

JOJWENI JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

10910067

GXOJANA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

10910168

NTLEBI JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

10910180

LOWER NDAKANA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

10910191

MBASA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

10910203

HEBE-HEBE JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

10910630

ZAKHELE SENIOR PRIMARY SCHOOL

10910641

NYIDLANA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

10910719

ZENZELE SENIOR PRIMARY SCHOOL

10910865

SIVANXA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

10910876

ZIVUKELE SENIOR PRIMARY SCHOOL

10910887

NGUNIKAZI JUNIOR PRIMARY SCHOOL

10910898

EDIPHINI JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

10910900

BIYANA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

10911024

KUYASA SENIOR PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

Special voting for all 14 June by-elections will take place at voting stations as well as home visits on 13 June 2017 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 May 2017 and 2 June 2017.

Applications for special votes can also be made online via the Electoral Commission’s website www.elections.org.za. Once voters have applied online they will receive an SMS notifying them of the outcome once their application has been processed. They can also check the status of their special vote application online at www.elections.org.za

Voters can also apply for special votes via cellphone by SMSing their ID number to 32249 (Charged at R1). The SMS application facility is only available for those applying to cast a special vote at their voting station and NOT for home visits.

For more information on these by-elections contact your local Municipal Electoral Officer during office hours. Contact details for Municipal Electoral Officers are available on the IEC website at www.elections.org.za under Contact Us.

ELECTION TIMETABLE FOR ALL MUNICIPAL BY-ELECTIONS CALLED ON OR BEFORE 12 MAY 2017 TO BE HELD ON 14 JUNE 2017

The cut-off dates for the various electoral processes for these by-elections are as follows:

12 May:              Notice calling the by-election on or before, and opening of nomination of candidates

18 May:             Certification of the voters’ roll

22 May:              Cut-off date and time for submission of nomination of candidates

23 May:              Notify party/independent nominator of non-compliance of outstanding candidate documents

26 May:              Cut-off date and time for party/independent to submit outstanding ward candidate documents

26 May:              Notices: List of and particulars pertaining to voting stations and mobile voting stations

29 May:             Compilation and certification of lists of candidates contesting a ward

29 May:              Issue certificates to candidates

29 May:              Opening of applications for special votes

2 June:               Closing of applications for special votes

13 June:             Special votes at voting stations and special vote home visits (08h00 to 17h00)

14 June:            By-election (Voting takes place at voting stations between 07h00 and 21h00)

(Note: All deadlines are at 17h00 on the date listed)