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Special Vote Application period ahead of August by-elections

Jul 22, 2019
Special Vote Application period ahead of August by-elections

East London - The IEC has appealed to those wanting to register as special voters for by elections that will be held on 07 August 2019 in three Eastern Cape Local Municipalities to visit its local offices.

The by-elections will take place at the Mnquma Local Municipality (Ward 21); Makana Local Municipality (Ward 12); and Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality (Ward 10).

"The period for applications for special votes will be from 22 July to 26 July 2019. Special voting will take place on 06 August 2019 for those who have applied and have been approved," said the IEC's Julie Stanworth.

"Approved applicants will either be visited at their homes or will be able to visit the voting station between 08h00 and 17h00, depending on their application and need.

"Only voting stations that have received special vote applications will be open on 06 August 2019 and they will close as soon as the all applicants have visited the station." 

Stanworth said that in order to apply, you can visit the local IEC office during normal working hours or if the voter is unable to visit in person someone could apply on their behalf.

"They will need to complete the necessary form that will be provided to them, or alternatively it can be downloaded from the IEC website : www.elections.org.za."

The details of the various offices are:

IEC Mnquma

Old Mutual Building

28 Fuller Street




IEC Makana

20 High Street




IEC Enoch Mgijima

19 Prince Alfred Street



"The general public are reminded that ongoing registration takes place at all IEC offices during office hours, so they do not have to wait for a set registration weekend in order to register or change their address," added Stanworth.

"In order to be able to vote you need to be a registered voter and to bring your green bar-coded ID book, smart ID card or a valid temporary identity certificate with to the voting station."

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