Voter registration this weekend for wards to be contested in Municipal By-elections on 15 November 2017

Voter registration will be held this weekend for two municipal ward by-elections scheduled to take place in Gauteng and the Western Cape on Wednesday, 15 November 2017.

Voting stations in the wards listed below will open this Saturday, 23 September 2017, and Sunday, 24 September 2017, from 08h00 to 17h00 to allow all eligible voters to register and for existing voters to check their registration details and to provide or update their 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 IEC office during office hours on weekdays.

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 in the following wards: 

In Gauteng:
• Ward 59 in EKU in the City of Ekurhuleni with 12 386 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
33060237                                        PONEGO SCHOOL
33060248                                        HLESIPHI SCHOOL
33060271                                        KATHA DAY CARE CENTRE
33061003                                        HOSTEL OFFICES
33061171                                        GOD’S WILL MISSION MINISTRIES

In the Western Cape:
• Ward 93 in CPT – City of Cape Town with 16 355 registered voters which became vacant as a result of termination of the councillor membership from the party. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details
97141215                                        THOKOZANI YOUTH CENTRE
97141226                                        TENT CORNER OF SPINE & LANSDOWNE ROAD
97141316                                        YOMELELA PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
97141327                                        ELUKHUSELWENI EDUCARE CENTRE
97141709                                        SOSEBENZA PRIMARY SCHOOL
97142081                                        NOLUTHANDO SCHOOL
97142182                                        GREENPOINT COMMUNITY HALL
97142676                                        WHITE HOUSE (PORTA CAMP)

Special voting for by-elections will take place at voting stations as well as home visits on 14 November 2017 between 08h00 and 17h00. Voters wishing to apply to cast a special vote can apply at their local IEC office during office hours between 30 October 2017 and 3 November 2017.

Applications for special votes can also be made online via the Electoral Commission’s website www.elections.org.za. Once voters have applied online they will receive an SMS notifying them of the outcome once 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 ID 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.

We appeal to all registered voters in the affected wards to assist us with ensuring that the addresses available on the voters’ roll are accurate and up-to-date. Registered voters are encouraged to check, provide or update their address details on the voters’ roll through the use of online My IEC portal, accessible at www.elections.org.za/MyIEC.

For more information on these by-elections contact your local Municipal Electoral Officer during office hours. Contact details for Municipal Electoral Officers 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
21 September 2017

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