IEC: 80% of voters’ roll complete with confirmed addresses so far

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it’s made significant progress to update the voters' roll to contain addresses of all voters in preparation for this year's national elections.

The IEC's chief electoral officer, Sy Mamabolo says the commission now has the addresses of 21.5 million voters, representing 80% of the voters’ roll.

Mamabolo says the IEC will continue to gather address information on the roll as per the Constitutional Court order until the day of elections.

We accept that we are not where we have to be. We will continue our efforts to collect more addresses.

Sy Mamabolo, chief electoral officer at the IEC

On Thursday the IEC held a press briefing to discuss its readiness for the upcoming elections which are expected to be held in May this year.

Read: 285 political parties have registered for 2019 elections - IEC

President Cyril Ramaphosa will meet with IEC soon before announcing the official election date for May.

Mamabolo says the IEC is prepared and urged South African to register and ensure that their addresses are in order.

The commission intends to meet with him imminently so as to finalise the date.

Sy Mamabolo, chief electoral officer at the IEC

The most important thing is to get everybody on the voters' roll and addresses as far as possible.

Sy Mamabolo, chief electoral officer at the IEC

The last weekend of January will be the final national voter registration weekend. South Africans will thereafter have to visit IEC offices to register.

Listen to the IEC chief on The John Maytham Show:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : IEC: 80% of voters’ roll complete with confirmed addresses so far


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