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Voters urged to register this weekend

The IEC Operations Centre. Picture: Christine Vermooten

The IEC Operations Centre. Picture: Christine Vermooten

More than 22 600 voting stations will be open across the country this weekend from 8am to 5pm.

Eligible voters have one last weekend at their convenience to register.

After this weekend, those who have still not registered and wish to do so will have to visit the Electoral Commission’s local offices.

Registration at the IEC offices will continue until the date of the elections is announced by Minister of Cooperative Governance.

IEC chair Mosotho Moepya has again called on all potential voters to go out in the numbers to register and for those already registered to verify their details at their local voting station.

More than 22 600 voting stations will be open across the country this weekend from 8am to 5pm.

During the first registration weekend last month, more than 3million South Africans visited their voting stations and the IEC is hoping to exceed this number this weekend.

“As always the IEC is hoping as many new voters as possible will join the existing 25.6million registered voters to boost the voters roll above its current level of 75 percent of the eligible voting population,” said Moepya.

Voters are reminded to take along their ID documents and will also be required to provide the address details of were they reside.

“In municipal elections voters may only vote where they are registered and voters are reminded that it’s a criminal offence to knowingly register in voting district in which they do not ordinarily reside,” said Moepya.

 

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