KZN residents urged to register for to vote

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Pretoria - Residents of KwaZulu-Natal have been urged to use the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) final voter registration weekend to register to vote in the 2016 local government elections.

A total of 22 617 voter registration stations will be open on 8 and 9 April from 8am to 5pm for the final voter registration weekend ahead of the 3 August polls.

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) is also urging all registered voters to check their registration status and to update their particulars, especially if they have had a change of address.

“It is important for all voters to check this aspect of voter registration and rectify any omissions that may exist,” said KZN Cogta MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube.

If a voter does not have a formal home address, he or she will be expected to give a detailed description of where he or she lives. This can include key landmarks such as shops, schools or clinics.

Of the 5.2 million registered voters in KZN, 65%, according to the IEC’s figures, have details featuring no residential address in the commission’s records. -