Elections 2024: You have until tomorrow to register

The IEC says eligible voters have until tomorrow to register or update their details on the voters’ roll, as it’s anticipated that this is when the election date will be proclaimed in the Government Gazette.

The Electoral Commission of South Africa, known as the IEC, says it will ‘pull out all the stops’ to intensify preparations for Elections Day, which will be held on May 29.

IEC spokesperson Kate Bapela says the voters’ roll now stands at 27.6 million people, following a successful voter registration campaign that included two general registration weekends, an overseas voter registration drive, campus activations and registration within correctional services centres.

She reminds South Africans that if they still want to register to vote, they must do so today or tomorrow.

Register by tomorrow

Bapela says it is expected that the election date will be proclaimed in the Government Gazette tomorrow. Once this happens, voter registration will close.

“Following the proclamation of the election date, the IEC will publish the election timetable in the Government Gazette, after consultation with the National Party Liaison Committee,” says Bapela.

The election timetable will outline various cut-off dates for the performance of certain electoral activities, including:

  • Certification of the voters’ roll
  • Publication of details of voting stations
  • Submission of candidates’ nomination
  • Submission of notice to vote outside of the country
  • Applications for special votes

The IEC reminded eligible voters that they must register where they live, and vote at the voting station where they are registered.

How to register

To register online, click here and follow the prompts for your details.

Make sure you have your South African ID smart card or barcoded green ID book when you register, as you will need to scan a copy of it.

You will receive a notification as soon as your registration is processed.

You can register on someone else’s device if you don’t have data.

You can also register at your local IEC office on weekdays during office hours, from 08:00 to 17:00.

Click here to find the contact details of your local IEC office.

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