Voter registration kicks off this weekend

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has urged eligible voters across the county to update the voters’ roll in preparation for the 2019 general elections.

Voting stations across the country will be open on Saturday and Sunday between 8am and 5pm to register both first time voters and those that want to re-register.

Vice-Chaiperson of the Independent Electoral Commission, Terry Tselane shares more on the process.

When we started with this process we had about 16 million people for whom we did not have addresses or had insufficient information. Currently we stand at 2.8 million people for whom we do not have addresses at all. I believe if we were able to get so many people to update their details in almost a year, then it is going to be possible for us to get a significant number updating their details.

Terry Tselane, Vice-Chaiperson of the Independent Electoral Commission

He says first time voters will need their bar coded ID or smart card.

They do not have to bring any proof of residence. It is not necessary, but it is important people provide us with accurate information.

Terry Tselane, Vice-Chaiperson of the Independent Electoral Commission

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