JOHANNESBURG- The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it’s all system go as its registration drive gets underway this weekend.
Voters are expected to visit their voting station to update their information or register to vote for the 2019 elections.
The IEC says over 22,600 voting station will open across the country from 8am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
The Commission is also asking voters who are already registered to help them ensure their are accurate and a credible voters roll.
Terry Tselane vice chairperson of the IEC says, “We’ll be updating the details of people of whom we don’t have addresses. Secondly, we are allowing people who have moved to change their details. We are also allowing first-time voters to register for the 2019 election.”
People who intend to enroll or update their information must bring their identity document with or their smart card to register.
He said, ““The only requirement is a bar-coded ID or a smart code. There is no need for proof of residence. If a person lies of misrepresents their information, it’s a criminal offence and action will be taken.”
Voters can check if their registration is still update on the IEC website, you will need your ID number to check.
Or you can send an SMS with your ID number to 32810 the SMS will cost R1.
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