Voter registration this weekend for wards to be contested in Municipal By-Elections on 18 March 2020

Voter registration will be held this weekend for ten (10) municipal ward by-elections scheduled to take place in the Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape on Wednesday, 18 March 2020.

Voting stations in the wards listed below will be open this Saturday, 8 February 2020, and Sunday, 9 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 Gauteng:

• Ward 16 in the Emfuleni Municipality – GT421, with 7 850 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 NumberVoting Station Details
32930018ARCONPARK PRIMARY SCHOOL
32930085RUST TER VAAL COMMUNITY CENTRE


• Ward 68 in the City of Johannesburg Municipality – JHB, with 16 336 registered voters, which became vacant as a result of the termination of the councillor’s membership from the party. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station NumberVoting Station Details
32840265ANTEA HOSTEL
32840287RIVERLEA RECREATION CENTRE
32840344WILHELMINA HOSKINS PRIMARY SCHOOL
32840669PENNYVILLE CRECHE
32841233LITTLE PEOPLE PRE-SCHOOL
32841626TENT (PENNYVILLE PHASE 4)
32841637HORSESHOE MUSLIM & ISLAMIC CENTRE
32841738RIVERLEA EMPOWERMENT CENTRE


• Ward 120 in the City of Johannesburg Municipality – JHB, with 21 207 registered voters, which became vacant as a result of the termination of the councillor’s membership from the party. Registration and voting will take place at the following stations:

Voting District/Station NumberVoting Station Details
32860773SOUTH VIEW HIGH SCHOOL
32860807KIASHA PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL
32860818SIERRA NEVADA PRIMARY SCHOOL
32860829MADIBA PRIMARY SCHOOL
32862337LANCASTER PRIMARY SCHOOL
32862427GODS PLAN CHURCH
32862450QALABOTJHA SECONDARY SCHOOL
32862810TOUCH LIFE MINISTRIES
32863552NEW GENERATION COMBINED SCHOOL


• Ward 130 in the City of Johannesburg Municipality – JHB, with 13 252 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 NumberVoting Station Details
32862034EMDENI SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
32862067JOSIAH KHUMALO ADULT EDUCATION CENTRE
32862078EMSENI PRIMARY SCHOOL
32862113ATAMELANG PRIMARY SCHOOL
32862146NALEDI METHODIST CHURCH
32862393EMNDENI CATHOLIC CHURCH.
32863440TENT- ASH MOUNTAIN OPP. HOUSE NO. 382


In KwaZulu-Natal:

• Ward 25 in Msunduzi Municipality – KZN225, with 8 143 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 NumberVoting Station Details
43950281FULL GOSPEL CHURCH
43950292ALL SAINTS UNITED CHURCH
43950304CARTER HIGH SCHOOL
43951440HOUSE OF PRAYER


• Ward 10 in the Mtubatuba Municipality – KZN275, with 4 854 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 NumberVoting Station Details
43414220MFUNDABASHA PRIMARY SCHOOL
43414242MASIBONISANE HIGH SCHOOL
43414264NSABALELE PRIMARY SCHOOL
43418112NGOTWENI PRIMARY SCHOOL
43418358VUKANI CRECHE


In Limpopo:

• Ward 14 in Polokwane Municipality – LIM354, with 9 111 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 NumberVoting Station Details
76090237EMDO (TENT)
76090248LUTHULI PARK COMBINED SCHOOL
76090293MASEALA PROGRESSIVE HIGH SCHOOL
76090316LESEDI DAY CARE
76090372MAHLASEDI PARK (TENT)
76090383LUTHULI (TENT)
76090394LESEDI PARK (TENT)


In Mpumalanga:

• Ward 18 in the Emalahleni Municipality – MP312, with 6 987 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 NumberVoting Station Details
54650123REYNO RIF PRIMARY SCHOOL
54650549SPRING VALLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL


• Ward 31 in the Bushbuckridge Municipality – MP325, with 6 484 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 NumberVoting Station Details
76150032THULAMAHASHE CIVIC CENTRE
76150043ERIC NXUMALO SCHOOL
76150650OLD STADIUM
76150818THULAMAHASHE NEW STADIUM
76150863MPITHI COMBINED SCHOOL
76150919PENTACOSTAL ASSEMBLIES OF GOD


In the Northern Cape:

• Ward 04 in the KHâI-MA Municipality – NC067, with 2 057 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 NumberVoting Station Details
64990042BOESMANLAND HIGH SCHOOL
65830013AGGENEYS HIGH
65850015WITBANK COMMUNITY HALL
66030038DWAGGAS SOUTPANNE


Special voting will take place at voting stations as well as through home visits on 17 March 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 2 March and 6 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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ELECTION TIMETABLE FOR ALL MUNICIPAL BY-ELECTIONS CALLED ON OR BEFORE 14 FEBRUARY TO BE HELD ON 18 MARCH 2020

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

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