Voter registration this weekend for wards to be contested in Municipal By-Elections on 4 April 2018

Three municipal ward by-elections will  take place in  KwaZulu-Natal province on Wednesday, 4 April 2018.

Voting stations listed below will be open this Saturday, 10 February 2018, and Sunday, 11 February 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: 

Ward 16 in uMdoni Municipality – KZN212 with 3 082 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
43990522                                      AMAHLONGWA METHODIST CHURCH
43990533                                      KWAHLUZINGQONDO HIGH SCHOOL
43994649                                      ZAMA STORE

Ward 3 in Mkhambathini Municipality – KZN226 with 4 663 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
43772474                                      IMBOYI COMBINED PRIMARY SCHOOL
43772520                                      VANS HOTEL
43774162                                      LION PARK HALL
43774689                                      THORNER PRIMARY SCHOOL
43775028                                      SETHABE PRIMARY SCHOOL
43775523                                      NOBHALA SECONDARY SCHOOL
43790014                                      CAMPERDOWN PRIMARY SCHOOL

Ward 2 in the Jozini Municipality – KZN272 with 3 861 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
43410620                                       NTSINDE HIGH SCHOOL
43412554                                       VEZUKUZA PRIMARY SCHOOL
43413869                                       NKANGALA PRIMIRY SCHOOL
43414084                                       MAJOZINI PRIMARY SCHOOL
43416727                                       ST ALEXIST PRIMARY SCHOOL
43419315                                       OPHANDE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Special voting will take place at voting stations as well as through home visits on 3 April 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 19 and 23 March 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.

ELECTION TIMETABLE FOR ALL MUNICIPAL BY-ELECTIONS CALLED ON OR BEFORE 2 MARCH TO BE HELD ON 4 APRIL 2018

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

ISSUED BY THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION
Ensuring free and fair elections

Centurion
7 February 2018

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