This weekend, residents can verify their status on the voter's roll and new voters can register to vote. Voting stations will be open from 08:00 to 17:00 on Saturday, 10 March and Sunday, 11 March 2018.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says this general registration weekend goes to the heart of the preparations for the 2019 national and provincial elections.
The registration weekend will –
- allow registered voters whose address details are not on the voters' roll to provide this information;
- assist new voters to register; and
- allow already registered voters who have moved since they registered to re-register in their current voting district.
Find your correct voting station and bring your ID
Voters must visit the voting station in their voting district. It is important to visit the correct voting station. To find your correct voting station, please call the IEC's contact centre on 0800 11 8000, or visit http://maps.elections.org.za/vsfinder/ and locate your correct voting station using the IEC's Voting Station Finder App.
Registered voters can also SMS their ID number to 32810 to receive an SMS containing the address of their current voting station (charged at R1).
Voters are reminded to take their green barcoded ID book or smart-card ID or valid temporary ID certificate. They will be assisted to complete a registration form by providing the home address at which they ordinarily reside, which will allow the IEC to place them in the correct voting district. Proof of residence is NOT required.
The IEC's online facility at https://www.elections.org.za/MyIEC/ remains active for registered voters with access to the internet to check and update or provide their address online, should they be unable to visit their correct voting station this weekend. These voters are also urged to update their details before the end of May 2018.
The Department of Home Affairs offices will be open from 08:00 to 17:00 on 10 and 11 March 2018 to facilitate –
• collection of green, barcoded ID books and smart-card IDs; and
• immediate issuance of temporary ID certificates.
Voters can enquire about the status of their IDs without physically visiting Home Affairs offices by simply SMSing the word "ID" followed by their ID number to 32551. Each SMS costs R1. Voters can also call the Home Affairs contact centre on 0800 60 11 90.