How to: Easy steps to register to vote online

Friday, February 23, 2024

With just a few hours to go before the voter’s roll closes, the Electoral Commission has made it easier than ever to register to vote using their website.

The online voter registration portal,, is functional and has proven to be the most effective method, allowing everyone to update their details from the comfort of their own homes, work places and communities ahead of the 2024 National and Provincial Elections.

Voters can use this portal to register to vote, view or update their current voter address, find their voting station, request a special vote, or simply browse for important information such as upcoming election dates in their ward.

You can register to vote by following these easy steps:

  1. Get your SA ID card/book ready and go to the link
  2. Enter your personal information: ID number, name and surname, and mobile number. The Chief Electoral Officer must compile and maintain a national common voters' roll. The personal information required is for purposes of achieving this legal requirement and will not be used for any other purpose as required by the Protection of Personal Information Act, No. 4 of 2013.
  3. A one-time pin (OTP) will be sent to your cellphone number. Insert the pin and click on “confirm pin”.
  4. Capture your home address. You can type your address and select from the list or enter your address and click the search button.
  5. Review and acknowledge your information in the voter registration summary. This page will also tell you your ward and voting district.
  6. Tick the declaration box and then click on ID verification.
  7. Take a photo or upload a scan of your SA ID and click on continue.
  8. Your voter registration application has been submitted successfully. The IEC will verify the application and will notify you once it has been processed. You will receive an sms notification.

To submit an application to register to vote, you must meet the following requirements:

  • be a South Africa citizen;
  • be at least 16 years (you can only vote from age 18).

What you need to upload when using online voter registration:

  • green barcoded ID book
  • smart ID card,
  • temporary ID certificate (TIC)

You are only registered to vote once you have received a receipt via SMS or email, or have confirmed that you are registered.

Voter registration for the 2024 General Elections will close at midnight, which is the day of proclamation of the General Election 2024.

The President and the Provincial Premiers will proclaim Election Day, 29 May 2024, during the course of today.

Citizens have until midnight to use the platform for voter registration and update their particulars. Citizens out of country can also use the same voter registration platform until midnight.

Citizens may also visit IEC offices in the all municipalities to register to vote. The offices will remain operational until 16:00.

Voters can also reach out to the Chat-bot on the 0600 88 00 00 WhatsApp line or call 0800118000. –