Voter registration this weekend for wards to be contested in municipal by-elections on 14 June 2017

Voter registration will be held this weekend for three municipal ward by-elections scheduled to take place in the Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and Northern Cape on Wednesday 14 June 2017.

Voting stations in the wards listed below will open this Saturday 22 April and Sunday 23 April from 08h00 to 17h00 to allow all eligible voters to register and for existing voters to check their registration details and to provide/update address details where necessary.

Voters should take their ID document 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: 

Eastern Cape:

  • Ward 15 in EC122 – Mnquma with 3 592 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
10910012 LOWER NQANCULE JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
10910034 JOJWENI JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
10910067 GXOJANA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
10910168 NTLEBI JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
10910180 LOWER NDAKANA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
10910191 MBASA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
10910203 HEBE-HEBE JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
10910630 ZAKHELE SENIOR PRIMARY SCHOOL
10910641 NYIDLANA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
10910719 ZENZELE SENIOR PRIMARY SCHOOL
10910865 SIVANXA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
10910876 ZIVUKELE SENIOR PRIMARY SCHOOL
10910887 NGUNIKAZI JUNIOR PRIMARY SCHOOL
10910898 EDIPHINI JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
10910900 BIYANA JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
10911024 KUYASA SENIOR PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

Mpumalanga:

  • Ward 45 in MP326 – City of Mbombela with 6 302 registered voters which became vacant as a result of the resignation of the councillor. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

 

Voting District/Station Number Voting Station Details
54720075 AMON NKOSI PRIMARY SCHOOL
54720097 MGABABA OPEN FIELD (TENT)
54840012 UITVAL CLINIC BARBERTON (TENT)
54840078 GLENTHORPE PRIMARY SCHOOL
54840089 AJURY NURSARY HALL
54840191 NGK CHURCH
54840203 ALLIANCE CHURCH OF GOD
54840214 SENTEEKO TEA ESTATE HALL

 

Northern Cape:

  • Ward 24 in NC091 – Sol Plaatje with 4 407 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
65440335 CLUB HOUSE HOMING SOCIETY
65440638 LAERSKOOL EUREKA

 

KwaZulu-Natal:

•           A by-election in ward 7 in KZN262 – uPhongolo will also be held on 14 June 2017 following the approval by the Electoral Court of the Electoral Commission’s request to postpone the election from 29 March 2017.

Voter registration will not be held in this ward this weekend as voter registration was already held in February and the postponement was granted to allow the Electoral Commission time to identify and remove voters incorrectly registered in the ward.

Special voting for all 14 June by-elections will take place at voting stations as well as home visits on 13 June 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 29 May 2017 and 2 June 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.

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

19 April 2017

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ELECTION TIMETABLE FOR ALL MUNICIPAL BY-ELECTIONS CALLED ON OR BEFORE 12 MAY 2017 TO BE HELD ON 14 JUNE 2017

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

12 May:              Notice calling the by-election on or before, and opening of nomination of candidates

18 May:              Certification of the voters’ roll

22 May:              Cut-off date and time for submission of nomination of candidates

23 May:              Notify party/independent nominator of non-compliance of outstanding candidate documents

26 May:              Cut-off date and time for party/independent to submit outstanding ward candidate documents

26 May:              Notices: List of and particulars pertaining to voting stations and mobile voting stations

29 May:              Compilation and certification of lists of candidates contesting a ward

29 May:              Issue certificates to candidates

29 May:              Opening of applications for special votes

2 June:               Closing of applications for special votes

13 June:             Special votes at voting stations and special vote home visits (08h00 to 17h00)

14 June:            By-election (Voting takes place at voting stations between 07h00 and 21h00)

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