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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

WC IEC ready for second voter registration weekend

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The Independent Electoral Commission in the Western Cape says it’s all systems go for the upcoming registration weekend.

 

From 3-4 February, eligible voters will be able to register for the coming elections or update their existing details. This will be done from 8am to 5pm on both days.

 

There are a total of 1 572 registration stations across the province – 26 of them being temporary structures. 4 668 IEC staffers will be facilitating the process.

 

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Image: IEC

 

“I am pleased that as it stands now, the Western Cape voters’ roll is at 3 219 875. It’s a great achievement and I am hoping we can build on that this coming weekend with the voter registration,” said Provincial Electoral Officer Michael Hendrickse.

 

Furthermore, officers from the South African Police Service will be deployed to provide protection and to ensure the process runs seamlessly.

 

Nationally, 23 303 registration stations will be operating, where 69 718 staff members have been recruited and trained.

 

 

Important things to note from IEC:

To check which address the IEC has for you,

  • You can go online at  www.elections.org.za
  • Or sms your ID number to 32810 (SMS are charged at R1 per SMS)
  • Call the Call Centre during office hours at 0800 11 8000
  • Or check at the voting station during registration weekend on February 3 and 4, 2024.

Only if you have updated your address, can you be sure that you will be voting at the correct voting station.

As a general rule, you will be allowed to vote at the voting station where you are registered,

If you are unable to make it to voter registration at a voting station this weekend, you can go to the IEC website online at online on www.elections.org.za.

Voters can also check their registration status and voting station details via our Whatsapp chatbot at 0600 88 0000.

READ MORE: IEC welcomes signing of Electoral Amendment Bill into law

Lizell Persens
Lizell Persens
Lizell is a Cape Town-based news anchor, reporter and transcriptionist. She has been a journalist for the past 10 years, and started her career as a TV producer. The avid reader enjoys writing poems, fast cars, music, travelling, and exploring new food.

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