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Voter registration this weekend for Ngwathe’s Ward 7

The ward councillor position became vacant after the death of Cllr Modise Moroenyane who sadly passed away on 5 June

Voter registration for voters in Ngwathe’s Ward 7 will take place this weekend on 13 and 14 July, the IEC confirmed. The Municipal Ward By-election will take place on Wednesday 28 August.

The ward councillor position became vacant after the death of Cllr Modise Moroenyane who sadly passed away on 5 June. He was 47 years old.

Voter registration

Voting stations will be open from 08:00 till 17:00 on Saturday 13 July and Sunday 14 July to allow all eligable voters to register, and for current voters to check their registration details and provide or update address details where necessary.

Voting stations for Ward 7 are at St Paul Apostolic Church,  Emmanuel Fellowship Centre, Tent next To Parys Hospital, The African Presbeterian Church, Mooihoek Farm, Weiveld  Agriculture And Hotel School and Boholong Farm  School.

Voters should bring their ID with them – either a green barcoded ID book or smartcard ID, or a valid temporary ID certificate, the IEC said. They will also need to complete their physical home address upon registration, or provide sufficient particulars of their place of residence. Documented proof of address is not required, the IEC confirmed.

Applications for special votes

Special voting will take place at voting stations as well as through home visits on 27 August 2024 between 08h00 and 17h00. Voters wishing to apply to cast a special vote can apply at their local IEC office during office hours between 12 August 2024 and 16 August 2024.

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 cell phone 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.

Check your voting status

Voters may also check and update their details at their local (municipal) Electoral Commission (IEC) office on weekdays during office hours. Alternatively, they can register as voters online 24/7 at www.registertovote.elections.co.za.

Voters are reminded that it is a criminal offence to register and vote in a ward in which they are not ordinarily resident, the IEC said.

A total of 4 055 voters are registered in Ward 7 according to the IEC’s records.

 

 

 

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