Voter registration this weekend for wards to be contested in Municipal By-elections on 8 April 2020

Voter registration will be held this weekend for six (6) municipal ward by-elections scheduled to take place in the Free State, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday, 8 April 2020.

Voting stations in the wards listed below will be open this Saturday, 15 February 2020, and Sunday, 16 February 2020, 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.

Registration will be held in the following wards: 

In the Free State:

• Ward 03 in the Matjhabeng Municipality – FS184, with 6 730 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
22510022 PHOMOLONG PRIMARY SCHOOL
22510033 HENNENMAN PRIMARY SCHOOL
22510066 HOËRSKOOL HENNENMAN
22510088 BAHALE SECONDARY SCHOOL
22510099 PHOMOLONG COMMUNITY HALL
22640138 PER LOT FARM
22640240 ONVERWACHT MEMORIUM FARM
22640262 BEGINSEL FARM
22640295 ONS ANKER INTERMEDIATE FARM SCHOOL


In Gauteng:

• Ward 60 in the Ekurhuleni Municipality – EKU, with 12 758 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
33060114 ABRAM HLOPE PRIMARY SCHOOL
33060125 OASIS OF LIFE FAMILY CHURCH.
33060215 THE TRUE VINE WORSHIP CENTRE
33060226 SIJABULILE SCHOOL
33061014 KEDITSELANA CULTURAL VILLAGE


• Ward 103 in the Ekurhuleni Municipality – EKU, with 14 580 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
33000039 NQUBELA PRIMARY SCHOOL
33060158 PALM RIDGE COMMUNITY HALL
33061104 KWENELE REGIONAL PARK
33061250 D SPORTS GROUND EXT.6 (TENT)


• Ward 03 in the Tshwane Municipality – TSH, with 15 999 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
32950122 GENERAAL BEYERS LAERSKOOL
32950155 TENT - PARK WESTVIEW
32950166  LAERSKOOL WESPARK
32950177 TSHWANE SOUTH COLLEGE FOR FET (PRETORIA WEST CAMPUS)
32950188 KWAGGASRAND LAERSKOOL
32952090 TSHWANE SOUTH TVET COLLEGE


In KwaZulu-Natal:

• Ward 32 in eThekwini Municipality – ETH, with 17 265 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
43370197 CLAIRWOOD BOYS PRIMARY SCHOOL
43371244 DURBAN YMCA-HALL
43371301 THEKWINI COLLEGE - MELBOURNE CAMPUS
43371974 BAXTER PARK (TENT)
43371985 DURBAN MUSIC SCHOOL


• Ward 07 in the uMvoti Municipality – KZN245, with 5 355 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
43840021 OLD NHLALAKAHLE COMMUNITY HALL
43840043 BUHLEBUYEZA SECONDARY SCHOOL
43840065 THOLINHLANHLA PRIMARY SCHOOL


Special voting will take place at voting stations as well as through home visits on 7 April 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 March 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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For media queries: Please contact Kate Bapela on 082 600 6386
For media interviews: Please email requests to spokesperson@elections.org.za

ELECTION TIMETABLE FOR ALL MUNICIPAL BY-ELECTIONS CALLED ON OR BEFORE 6 MARCH TO BE HELD ON 8 APRIL 2020

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

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