Final day of voter registration

12H00 ON 27 JANUARY 2019

Centurion – The Electoral Commission calls on all eligible voters to take advantage of the final day of voter registration at the country’s 22 925 voting stations to register and update their address details so that they are able to participate in the upcoming national and provincial elections.

Voting stations will be open today until 17H00. Thereafter voters will only be able to register at their local IEC office during working hours – and only for a brief period until the elections are proclaimed. Once proclaimed, the voters’ roll for the 2019 national and provincial elections is closed.

The Electoral Commission is pleased to report that almost all voting stations were reported open and operational at 11H00 today. In all but a handful of cases incidents which had affected registration operations yesterday morning were resolved and stations either opened during the course of the day or this morning.
In the few areas where community protests were still preventing voting stations from opening this morning, electoral staff supported by SA Police Service personnel are liaising with community leaders to ensure stations would open as soon as possible.

The Electoral Commission would like to thank community leaders, various local government representatives, traditional leaders and other stakeholders for their support in ensuring voter registration activities could continue unimpeded today

The Electoral Commission would also like to express its appreciation to the security agencies including the South African Police Services and various metropolitan police departments for their assistance in ensuring the safety of voters and electoral staff over the weekend.

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