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

Voter registration will be held this weekend for twenty four (24) municipal ward by-elections scheduled to take place in all nine provinces on Wednesday, 9 December 2020. 

A total of 118 voting stations will open on Saturday, 31 October 2020 and Sunday 1 November 2020 from 08h00 to 17h00 in the below listed wards. The registration weekend will allow all eligible voters to register while already registered voters will get an opportunity to check their registration details and provide updates where applicable.

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.

By-elections will be held as follows: 

Eastern Cape

• Ward 23 in Raymond Mhlaba Municipality – EC129, with 4 611 registered voters, which became vacant as a result of the councillor’s death. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
10560013                                          BEDFORD TOWN HALL
10560024                                          MSOMBOMVU COMMUNITY HALL
10560035                                          NYARHA PRE-SCHOOL
10560046                                          ST JOSEPH HALL
10560057                                          SPRINGGROVE FARM

• Ward 13 in Engcobo Municipality – EC137, with 3 689 registered voters, which became vacant as a result of the councillor’s resignation. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number       Voting Station Details
11570060                                            SITOLENI PRIMARY JUNIOR SCHOOL
11570082                                            QEBE JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
11570127                                            QUTUBENI PRIMARY JUNIOR SCHOOL
11570655                                            GULANDODA PRIMARY JUNIOR SCHOOL
11570914                                            SITHONGA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
11570936                                            LOWER QEBE JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
11571016                                            POSWAYO PRIMARY JUNIOR SCHOOL
11571207                                            KANYE PRIMARY JUNIOR SCHOOL

Free State

• Ward 20 in Dihlabeng Municipality – FS192, registered 4 291 voters. The ward became vacant as a result of the councillor’s death. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
22160012                                          MORITING WA THUTO SECONDARY SCHOOL
22160023                                          THUSANANG HALL
22400503                                          MOJALEFA PRIMARY SCHOOL
22400525                                          GOLDEN GATE PARK

• Ward 11 in Mangaung Municipality – MAN, with 9 369 registered voters, the ward became vacant as a result of councillor’s death. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
21860726                                          TOKA PRIMARY SCHOOL
21860861                                          KOPANONG SECONDARY SCHOOL
21860883                                          REHAUHETSWE CRECHE
21860962                                          MAMOHAU PRE-SCHOOL
21861121                                          SEDI LA DITJHABA CATHOLIC CHURCH
21861547                                          BOTLEHADI PRIMARY SCHOOL
21861558                                           MINA’S DAY CARE

Gauteng

• Ward 27 in Ekurhuleni Municipality – EKU, has 16 208 registered voters. The ward became vacant as a result of the councillor’s party membership being terminated. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
33010647                                          EAST RAND SPEEDBOAT CLUB
33010658                                          ST ANDREWS COMMUNITY CHURCH
33010669                                         JOHN BARRABLE HALL
33010670                                         NORTHFIELD METHODIST CHURCH

• Ward 28 in Ekurhuleni Municipality – EKU, with 12 592 registered voters, the ward became vacant as a result of the councillor’s resignation. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
33010681                                          BELVEDERE SCHOOL
33010715                                          BENONI BAPTIST CHURCH
33010726                                          GAUTENG EASTERN TENNIS ASSOCIATION

• Ward 42 in Ekurhuleni Municipality – EKU, with 17 337 registered voters, the ward became vacant as a result of the councillor’s death. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
33020389                                          CONQUERORS THROUGH CHRIST MINISTRIES
33020738                                          NONCEDO DAY CARE CENTRE
33060653                                          SCHOOL OF ACHIEVEMENT
33061182                                          GRACE COVENANT CHURCH
33061193                                          TENT ON THE CNR OF NITROGEN & OSBORN STR

KwaZulu-Natal

• Ward 66 in eThekwini Municipality – ETH, registered 18 301 voters. The ward became vacant as a result of the councillor’s resignation. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
43370030                                          TRANSHAVEN SEASIDE FUND
43370131                                          GLENARDLE JUNIOR PRIMARY SCHOOL
43370142                                          DIRKIE UYS PRIMARY SCHOOL
43370153                                          ST GERARDS DAYCARE
43370164                                          BUSHLANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL
43370175                                          DURBAN ACADEMY
43370186                                          GROSVENOR GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL

Limpopo

• Ward 01 in Musina Municipality – LIM341, registered 3 155 voters. The ward became vacant as a result of the councillor’s death. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
76070077                                          EL-SHADAI
76370306                                          LEEUDRAAI (LIMPOPO SAFARIS)
76370429                                          SCHUIDRIFT COMBINED SCHOOL
76370441                                          BOKMAKIERIE FARM
76370452                                          DEPARTMENT OF WATER AFFAIRS TSHIPISE
76370463                                          ESMEFOUR FARM SCHOOL
76370474                                          DOREEN FARM ESTATE SCHOOL
76370867                                          DOREEN CAMP TENT
76371037                                          TANDA VILLAGE (NWANEDI GATE)
76371082                                          TSHIKHUDINI CRECHE

• Ward 20 in Blouberg Municipality – LIM351, has 3 683 registered voters. The ward became vacant as a result of the councillor’s death. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
76120062                                           RASEKHUTA PRIMARY SCHOOL
76120185                                           MALENKWANA PRIMARY SCHOOL
76120264                                           MOSHOKWA SECONDARY SCHOOL
76120286                                           MATSUOKWANE SECONDARY SCHOOL
76120297                                           MMAKGOMO PRIMARY SCHOOL
76120343                                           PHIRIMELA DAY CARE CENTRE
76510010                                           TANT POP SHOP MANDEVILLE
76510043                                          SEKHUNG INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
76510054                                          BOITHUTO SCHOOL

Mpumalanga

• Ward 05 in Nkomazi Municipality – MP324, with 5 409 registered voters, the ward became vacant as a result of the councillor’s death. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details

54880061                                          EMATHOLENI PRIMARY SCHOOL
54880308                                          KHULAMSHIKA COMBINED SCHOOL
54880410                                          MATJENI PRIMARY SCHOOL
54880667                                          MASIBONISANE PRIMARY SCHOOL

• Ward 15 in Nkomazi Municipality – MP324, with 5 422 registered voters, the ward became vacant as a result of the councillor’s death. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
54890152                                          SOGASA PRIMARY SCHOOL
54890163                                          MAWEWE TRIBAL AUTHORITY OFFICE
54890499                                          MKHONJWASE CRECHE (MGOBODZI)
54890501                                          MANZOLWANDLE HIGH SCHOOL
54890668                                          MAGUDU PRIMARY SCHOOL
54890938                                          MAWEWE PRIMARY SCHOOL

• Ward 16 in Bushbuckridge Municipality – MP325, with 7 637 registered voters, the ward became vacant as a result of the councillor’s party membership being terminated. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
76160033                                          SENONE PRIMARY SCHOOL
76160167                                          MOTLAMOGATSANE PRIMARY SCHOOL
76160178                                          CRAIGHBURN PRIMARY SCHOOL
76160235                                          APLOS PRIMARY SCHOOL
76160392                                          NAZARENE CHURCH (MKHULULINE)
76160482                                          ARTHURSEAT CLINIC
76160842                                          DIMPHO DAY CARE CENTRE
76160909                                          HLOAIA PRIMARY SCHOOL

• Ward 18 in Bushbuckridge Municipality – MP325, with 7 752 registered voters, the ward became vacant as a result of the councillor’s party membership being terminated. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
76160066                                          SEHLARE TRIBAL AUTHORITY
76160099                                          GREENVALLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL
76160101                                          SHOBIYANE HIGH SCHOOL
76160774                                          KGWADITIBA PRIMARY SCHOOL
76160820                                          LUMUKISA PRIMARY SCHOOL
76160853                                          MERRIAM MOGAKANE COMMUNITY HALL
76161034                                          GREENVALLEY WESLEYAN CHURCH

• Ward 32 in Bushbuckridge Municipality – MP325, with 6 120 registered voters, the ward became vacant as a result of the councillor’s party membership being terminated. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
76160134                                          MAHUBAHUBA HIGH PRIMARY SCHOOL
76160628                                           MOTLAMOGALE PRIMARY SCHOOL
76160639                                           MATLUSHE PRIMARY SCHOOL
76160651                                           MOREIPUSO TRADITIONAL AUTHORITY
76160662                                           BEN W MASHEGO SECONDARY SCHOOL
76160808                                           MAOLOSHE PRIMARY SCHOOL
76161067                                           CASTEEL CRECHE

North West

• Ward 10 in Ratlou Municipality – NW381, with 2 598 registered voters, the ward became vacant as a result of the councillor’s death. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
86551656                                           MPHOETSILE PRIMARY SCHOOL
86551757                                           MAREETSANE COMMUNITY HALL

Northern Cape

• Ward 03 in Thembelihle Municipality – NC076, with 1 937 registered voters, the ward became vacant as a result of the councillor’s death. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
65160019                                           STEYNVILLE COMMUNITY HALL
65160042                                           VUKASIZWE PRIMARY SCHOOL

• Ward 03 in !Kheis Municipality – NC084, with 2 673 registered voters, the ward became vacant as a result of the councillor’s death. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
64940025                                         NUWE HOOP SENTRUM
65020047                                         GROBLERSHOOP HOERSKOOL
65020115                                          UITSIG PRIMER

Western Cape

• Ward 15 in the City of Cape Town Municipality – CPT, with 18 639 registered voters, the ward became vacant as a result of the councillor’s resignation. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
97090061                                          HELLENIC COMMUNITY CENTRE
97090241                                          CAPE TOWN CIVIC CENTRE
97090252                                          TENT AT GRAND PARADE CAPE TOWN
97090308                                          WOODSTOCK TOWN HALL (TENT)
97090319                                          CHAPEL STREET PRIMARY
97090331                                          SALT RIVER TOWN HALL
97092063                                          ELLERTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

• Ward 09 in Langeberg Municipality – WC026, with 3 518 registered voters, the ward became vacant as a result of councillor’s party membership being terminated Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details

97400011                                          ASHTON TOWN HALL
97400033                                          BARNARD HALL
97550185                                          KLAAS VOOGDS PRIMARY SCHOOL

• Ward 12 in Overstrand Municipality – WC032, with 3 777 registered voters, the ward became vacant as a result of the councillor’s resignation. Registration and voting will take place at the following station:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
97960089                                          SIYAKHA ECD CENTRE

• Ward 04 in Oudtshoorn Municipality – WC045, registered 3 392 voters, the ward became vacant as a result of the councillor’s resignation. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
98280030                                          QUEEN OF PEACE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH HALL
98280153                                          BRIDGTON SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

• Ward 05 in Oudtshoorn Municipality – WC045, with 3 404 registered voters, the ward became vacant as a result of the councillor’s resignation. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
98280074                                          SONSKYNHOEKIE - CRECHE
98280197                                          SMARTIE TOWN CRECHE

• Ward 10 in Oudtshoorn Municipality – WC045, with 3 692 registered voters, the ward became vacant as a result of the councillor’s resignation. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
98250015                                          PJ BADENHORST PRIMARY SCHOOL
98250026                                          DYSSELSDORP GEMEENSKAPSAAL

Special voting will take place at voting stations as well as through home visits on 8 December 2020 between 08h00 and 17h00. Voters wishing to apply to cast a special vote can apply at their local IEC office during office hours between 23 and 27 November 2020.

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.

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ELECTION TIMETABLE FOR ALL MUNICIPAL BY-ELECTIONS CALLED ON OR BEFORE 6 NOVEMBER 2020 TO BE HELD ON 9 DECEMBER 2020

The cut-off dates for the various electoral processes for these by-elections are as follows:

6 November: Notice calling the by-election on or before, and opening of nomination of candidates
12 November: Certification of the voters’ roll
16 November: Cut-off date and time for submission of nomination of candidates
17 November: Notify party/independent nominator of non-compliance of     outstanding candidate documents
20 November: Cut-off date and time for party/independent to submit   outstanding ward candidate documents
20 November: Notices: List of and particulars pertaining to voting stations and   mobile voting stations
23 November: Compilation and certification of lists of candidates contesting a   ward 
23 November: Issue certificates to candidates 
23 November: Opening of applications for special votes
27 November: Closing of applications for special votes
8 December: Special votes at voting stations and special vote home visits (08h00 to 17h00)
9 December: By-election (Voting takes place at voting stations between 07h00 and 21h00)

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