01 February 2024
VOTERS REGISTRATION WEEKEND, 3-4 FEBRUARY 2024
A total of 4 668 IEC staff members will be at your service at 1 572 voting stations in the provincein this weekend for voter registration. t
The Western Cape voters’ roll currently stand at 3 219 875 for his year’s National and Provincial Elections with the hope that this coming weekends voter registration will increase these numbers.
A seamless registration experience, with innovative Voter Management Devices aim to make the process fast and efficient. These devices that capture your details even if there is load shedding or poor signal. Voter details recorded in offline mode, will be processed once the device connects to a network and reflect on the system.
The South African Police Service adds another layer of protection to the process and will be on standby to make sure registration runs without incident at the voting stations.
Citizens are reminded that when you register and have no formal address, you merely are required to identify the place where you reside to the IEC officer – a street address, farm, informal settlement or a specific location if you are homeless.
If you have received a new ID with a different ID number you need to re-register using that new ID number or you won’t show up on the voters’ roll. But, if you got married and changed your surname but maintained your ID number, you need not re-register.
If you applied to have your gender changed and the digit indicating your gender marker in your ID number changed, then you need to re-register with your new ID number.
Additionally, please remember, that you have to update your registration details when you change your address.
This applies even if you’ve just moved down the road or to a different part of town. It’s imperative you update your details for the voting station in your new location. Failure to do so will result in you not being able to vote at the voting station at your new location, because you will remain on the voters’ roll where you previously resided.
To check which address the IEC has for you,
• You can go online at www.elections.org.za
• Or sms your ID number to 32810 (SMS are charged at R1 per SMS)
• Call the Call Centre during office hours at 0800 11 8000
• Or check at the voting station during registration weekend on February 3 and 4, 2024.
Only if you have updated your address, can you be sure that you will be voting at the correct voting station.
As a general rule, you will be allowed to vote at the voting station where you are registered,
Voting stations for registration 3&4 February 2024 will be open between 08h00 and 17h00.
If you are unable to make it to voter registration at a voting station this weekend, you can go to the IEC website online at online on www.elections.org.za.
Voters can also check their registration status and voting station details via our Whatsapp chatbot at 0600 88 0000.
Issued by Electoral Commission SA