Last chance to register for Local Government Elections

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Pretoria - The Electoral Commission has reminded voters wishing to participate in the 2016 Local Government Elections that tomorrow is the final opportunity to register, re-register in a new voting district or to update their registration details (including providing addresses) at their local IEC office.

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, David van Rooyen, indicated his intention on Saturday to proclaim the 2016 Municipal Elections on Monday. 

Once the election is proclaimed, the voters’ roll will be closed and no changes to the voters’ roll, including additional registrations or re-registrations, may be accepted.

“To make use of the final opportunity, voters should visit their local IEC office with an official South African ID document, either a green barcoded ID book, a smartcard ID or a valid Temporary Identity Certificate. They will also need to provide details of their address on the registration form,” the IEC said in a statement on Sunday.

The IEC has over 230 offices across the country including at least one in each municipality.

A list of offices per province is available on the website: or voters can call 0800 11 8000 between 7am and 9pm weekdays to find out about their nearest office.

IEC offices will open at 08h00 and will remain open until 17h00 tomorrow to accommodate last minute registrations. –