Voter registration this weekend for wards to be contested In Municipal By-elections on 24 October 2018

Four municipal ward by-elections will take place in KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the Western Cape provinces on Wednesday, 24 October 2018.

Voting stations listed below will be open this Saturday, 8 September 2018, and Sunday, 9 September 2018, from 08h00 to 17h00 to allow all eligible voters to register and for current voters to check their registration details and to provide/update address details where necessary.

Voters should take their identity document (ID) with them – either a green barcoded ID book, a smartcard ID, or a valid Temporary ID Certificate. They will also need to complete their physical home address on registration or provide sufficient particularities of their place of residence. Documented proof of address (e.g. a municipal account) is not required. 

Voters may also check and update their details at their local (municipal) Electoral Commission (IEC) office weekdays during office hours.

Voters are reminded that it is a criminal offence to register and vote in a ward in which they are not ordinarily resident.

The following are the details of the by-election: 

In KwaZulu-Natal:

Ward 28 in Ray Nkonyeni Municipality – KZN216 with 4 131 registered voters which became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
43994571                                      SIZANOKUHLE CARE CENTRE
44030056                                      GAMALAKHE CIVIC HALL
44030135                                      AFRICAN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
44030146                                       INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLES OF GOD 

In Limpopo:

Ward 26 in Greater Letaba Municipality – LIM332 with 4 220 registered voters which became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
76140356                                      KGOBAKANANE  PRIMARY SCHOOL
76140884                                      TSOGANG PRIMARY SCHOOL
76220096                                      THABISONG PRIMARY SCHOOL
76220760                                      SHAMIRIRI COMBINED SCHOOL
76220805                                      MAMPEULE SECONDARY SCHOOL

In the Western Cape:

Ward 3 in the Breede Valley Municipality – WC025 with 4 077 registered voters which became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
97420013                                      MUNICIPAL WORKSHOP
97420046                                      SPORT CENTRE
97530228                                      JJ SUPERMARKET
97530251                                      RABIE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Ward 8 in Knysna Municipality – WC048 with 3 876 registered voters which became vacant as a result of the death of the councillor. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
97270072                                      CONCORDIA HIGH SCHOOL
97270230                                      MASIFUNDE LIBRARY

Special voting will take place at voting stations as well as through home visits on 23 October 2018 between 08h00 and 17h00. Voters wishing to apply to cast a special vote can apply at their local IEC office during office hours between 8 and 12 October 2018.

Applications for special votes can also be made online via the IEC’s website, www.elections.org.za. Once voters have applied online they will receive an SMS notifying them of the outcome when their application has been processed. They can also check the status of their special vote application online at www.elections.org.za.

Voters can also apply for special votes via cellphone by SMSing their identity number to 32249 (Charged at R1). The SMS application facility is only available for those applying to cast a special vote at their voting station and NOT for home visits.

For more information on these by-elections contact your local (municipal) IEC office weekdays during office hours. Contact details for all IEC offices are available on the IEC website at www.elections.org.za under Contact Us.

ISSUED BY THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION
Ensuring free and fair elections

Centurion
5 September 2018

For media queries: Please contact Kate Bapela on 082 600 6386
For media interviews: Please email requests to spokesperson@elections.org.za

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ELECTION TIMETABLE FOR ALL MUNICIPAL BY-ELECTIONS CALLED ON OR BEFORE 21 SEPTEMBER TO BE HELD ON 24 OCTOBER 2018

The cut-off dates for the various electoral processes for these by-elections are as follows:
21 September:  Notice calling the by-election on or before, and opening of nomination of candidates
27 September:  Certification of the voters’ roll
1 October:         Cut-off date and time for submission of nomination of candidates
2 October:         Notify party/independent nominator of non-compliance of outstanding candidate documents
5 October:         Cut-off date and time for party/independent to submit outstanding ward candidate documents
5 October:        Notices: List of and particulars pertaining to voting stations and mobile voting stations
8 October:        Compilation and certification of lists of candidates contesting a ward 
8 October:        Issue certificates to candidates 
8 October:        Opening of applications for special votes
12 October:      Closing of applications for special votes
23 October:      Special votes at voting stations and special vote home visits (08h00 to 17h00)
24 October:     By-election (Voting takes place at voting stations between 07h00 and 21h00)

(Note: All deadlines are at 17h00 on the date listed)