Voter Registration this weekend for wards to be contested in Municipal By-Elections on 31 October 2018

Voter registration will be held this weekend for one municipal ward by-election scheduled to take place in Gauteng province on Wednesday, 31 October 2018.

Voting stations in the ward listed below will be open this Saturday, 15 September 2018, and Sunday, 16 September 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.

By-elections will be held in the following ward:

In Gauteng:
• Ward 9 in Tshwane Metro – TSH with 12 817 registered voters which became vacant as a result of the termination of councillor membership from the party. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station Number      Voting Station Details                                      Latitude         Longitude
86730026                                      REFALOTSE PRIMARY SCHOOL                  -25.486218    28.074169
86730048                                      TENT - CITY ROCK                                        -25.47985      28.06992
86730071                                      GALEBOE MIDDLE SCHOOL                        -25.46615      28.06413
86730116                                      MONTSHO PRIMARY SCHOOL                    -25.469428     28.071651
86730127                                      REV. MAKUNYANE CHURCH                       -25.489901     28.072483
86730161                                     JESUS CHRIST OUR REST MINISTRIES     -25.48571       28.06896
86730240                                     OLD ASSEMBLIES OF GOD OF AFRICA      -25.46068       28.07727

Special voting will take place at voting stations as well as through home visits on 30 October 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 15 and 19 October 2018.

Applications for special votes can also be made online via the IEC’s website, 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

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 under Contact Us.

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11 September 2018

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

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