Check your address and secure your vote

Friday, March 9, 2018

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Zwelini Mkhize, has called on South Africans to register to vote and check their addresses on the voters’ roll this weekend to secure their 2019 vote. 

“It is vital that citizens register to vote so that they can exercise their democratic right to vote during the 2019 elections,” said Minister Mkhize. 

The Minister urged citizens to ensure that their correct address details are recorded and confirmed on the voters’ roll. 

“There are currently 2.8 million registered voters, who do not have addresses. Voters are required to register where they live. I urge all citizens to check that their addresses are captured correctly on the voters’ roll.” 

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will host their registration drive this weekend on 10 and 11 March 2018, opening doors to its 22 612 voting stations across the country. 

“All registered voters should also check and confirm their address details at the correct voting station,” said Minister Mkhize. 

All voting stations will be open from 8am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

Citizens who fail to register or whose addresses are incorrect will not be able to make their mark on the ballot box next year. 

The Minister appealed to the IEC, municipalities, traditional leaders, law enforcement agencies, faith-based organisations, government officials, the media and political parties to ensure a successful voter registration drive. 

“Together we can strengthen our democracy and deliver yet another successful election, the first step is voter updating details on the voters roll,” said the Minister. 

Voters can check if they are registered to vote by SMSing their identity document number to 32810. – SAnews.gov.za

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