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Voter registration weekend for Eastern and Northern Cape ward by-elections

Jul 12, 2017
Voter registration weekend for Eastern and Northern Cape ward by-elections

Voter registration will be held this weekend for two municipal ward by-elections scheduled to take place in the Eastern Cape and Northern Cape on Wednesday 06 September 2017.

Voting stations in the wards listed below will open this Saturday 15 July and Sunday 16 July 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.

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.

By-elections will be held in the following wards:

Eastern Cape:

  • Ward 02 in EC129– Raymond Mhlaba with 3 249 registered voters which became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number

Voting Station Details

10550012

EYETHU COMMUNITY HALL NTSELAMANZI

10950061

IMINGCANGATHELO HIGH SCHOOL


Northern Cape:

  • Ward 01 in NC093– Magareng with 2 882 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

65470024

MOGOMOTSI HIGH SCHOOL

65470080

ROLIHLAHLA PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

Special voting will take place at voting stations as well as home visits on 05 September 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 21 August and 25 August 2017 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.