The Independent Electoral Commission says it is all systems for this weekend’s voter registration drive. The commission says it will open its more than 22 000 stations throughout the country from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Saturday and Sunday.
This is to allow South Africans of voting age to either register or update their details in preparation for next year’s elections.
The IEC on Wednesday updated the media in Pretoria on its state of readiness for voter registration weekend. The IEC’s Chief Electoral Officer Simon Mamabolo says at the stations voters will be allowed to update their details on the voter’s roll. Those who moved to new districts will re-register while the new eligible voters will also be allowed to register.
Some 73000 officials team will be deployed across the country to assist at voting stations. Despite efforts to collect addresses, the IEC does not have addresses for 2.8 million voters while a further 3.5 million addresses are currently classified as incomplete or generic.
Mamabolo urged South Africans to visit stations over the weekend to help expedite the process. Click below for more on the story: