Moved since you registered?

If you have moved home (even a short distance) since you registered, your voting district and voting station may have changed and you may need to re-register. Important: During municipal and by-elections, you can only vote at the voting station where you're registered to vote, so it's essential to re-register when you move.

How do I know if I need to re-register?

If you have moved a short distance, it's possible that you are still in the same voting district and don't need to re-register. If you have moved a long distance, you most likely will need to register again.

To find out if you need to re-register:

  1. Check your voter registration details and make a note of your voting station and voting district number.
  2. Go to our voting station finder and search for your current home address. On the map, locate the voting district number (blue digits within the green borders of your district - see below). Compare the voting district number here to your registration details - if they're not the same, you need to re-register in your new voting district.
  3. Apply for registration in your new voting district at your new voting station during a registration weekend (takes place in the months before a major election), or at the local IEC office responsible for your voting district during office hours (please phone first to make an appointment). Important: Please note that you can't register at our national or provincial offices, only the local IEC offices.
  4. Wait at least 7 days and then check your voter registration details again to make sure your voting district and voting station have changed.

Please note: Voting station venues may change, so please check your registration details to confirm your voting station before going there to register (only during special registration weekends) or vote.

How do I re-register?

The process for re-registration is exactly the same as registration - please see How do I register? for details.